Wings of Freedom Tour Coming

Wings of Freedom Tour Coming The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour will fly into Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum as part of their 110-city nationwide tour. The display of extremely rare bombers and fighter aircraft will be arriving just in time for NASW’s annual Airfest event, which will be held on Thursday, August 28th during regular museum hours of 9am to 5pm.

Aircraft on the Wings of Freedom Tour includes a WWII Vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American B-25 Mitchell. The Collings Foundation will also be featuring a North American P-51 Mustang, which is a new addition to the Tour this year. The Tour will be flying into NASW at approximately 2pm on Wednesday the 27th, and departing at noon on Friday the 29th. For an additional donation, guests to NASW’s Airfest are invited to explore this unique collection of aircraft inside and out. A nominal donation fee of $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12 is requested for access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft.

Visitors may also experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually take a flight aboard either the B-17 or B-24. These popular flight experiences are available for a tax-deductible donation to the Collings Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit educational foundation devoted to organizing living history events that pay tribute to the soldiers, sailors and airmen that aircraft helped protect to bring American citizens freedom. Admission to Airfest is required for tours and flights of the Wings of Freedom collection. For reservations and information on the flight experiences, please call 800-568-8924.

In addition to the Wings of Freedom Tour, Airfest will also be featuring a family-friendly event inside of the Aviation Museum, which is a restored WWII Hangar at Cape May Airport. The museum, which boasts over 26 aircraft displays as well as exhibits of military memorabilia, engines and photographs; will be featuring a variety of exhibitors, vendors, aviation-related merchandise and concession. Guests can also enjoy the music of local singer Skip Kerr, playing the oldies and bringing the WWII era to life. Airfest takes place on Thursday, August 28th from 9am to 5pm.

NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum is located at historic Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport. The airport was formerly Naval Air Station Wildwood, which served as a World War II dive-bomber training center. The museum is dedicated to the 42 airmen who perished while training at Naval Air Station Wildwood between 1943 and 1945. The museum now boasts over 26 aircraft displays as well as exhibits of military memorabilia, engines and photographs. Interactive exhibits allow visitors to discover the science of flight and more. Museum admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-12; under age 3 are free. Hours of operation are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. year-round rain or shine. Don't forget your camera! Please call Cindy Craft at (609) 886-8787, email aviationmuseum@comcast.net or visit the website at www.usnasw.org for further information.

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