Gloria Bouillon, Airport Manager
46 L P Henderson Road
Beverly, MA 01915
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019
Media Contact: Kelsey Bode
Email: [email protected]
Beverly Regional Airport to Host Wings of Freedom Tour Featuring Historic World War II Aircraft
BEVERLY — Airport Manager Gloria Bouillon is pleased to announce that Beverly Regional Airport will host the Wings of Freedom Tour in partnership with the Collings Foundation this weekend.
Friday, Sept. 13 from 2-4 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Beverly Regional Airport, 46 L P Henderson Road
Beverly Regional Airport will host the Wings of Freedom Tour this weekend, showcasing original World War II military aircraft including restored B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator heavy bomber planes. B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang and P-40 Warhawk aircraft will also be on display.
The Wings of Freedom Tour is organized by the Collings Foundation. The nonprofit seeks to promote American history through events that encourage learning through direct participation, including air shows, antique car rallies, carriage and sleigh rides and a winter ice-cutting festival.
“The Collings Foundation has an amazing mission to educate the public about American history through unique, participatory events like the Wings of Freedom Tour, which gives people the opportunity to see aircraft from World War II up close,” Airport Manager Gloria Bouillon said. “We’re thrilled to partner with the Collings Foundation to host this event, and celebrate the incredible history of World War II aviation.”
Admission to the event is $15 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and free for World War II veterans.
Those who attend the Wings of Freedom Tour will have the opportunity to take self-guided tours of various restored World War II aircraft. Members of the public also have the opportunity to take a flight aboard one of the aircraft, and can also sign up for a flight training, for a donation fee.
Flights aboard a B-17 and B-24 cost $450 per person, and $400 per person on the B-25. Flight trainings start at $2,200 for 30 minutes aboard the P-40 with a flight instructor. No prior flight experience is needed.
To book a flight or a flight training, or for more information about this weekend’s event, click here.