The Wings of Freedom national tour lands at the New Castle Airport this week.
Monday through Wednesday visitors will be able to tour a WWII-vintage B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-24 Liberator and a P-51 Mustang. WWII veterans can tour the aircraft at no cost. For others, the cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children. Flights on the B-17 and B-24 are available for $425, while flights on the P-51 fighter plane are $2,200 for a half hour. The tours are put together by The Collings Foundation, a group which organizes “living history” events to teach Americans about the past. The nationwide Wings of Freedom Tour is now in its 23rd year.