Aviation enthusiasts and history buffs will have the opportunity to tour or take flight in rare, historic World War II aircraft when the Collings Foundation brings its Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine” heavy bomber, Consolidated B-24J Liberator “Witchcraft” heavy bomber, North American B-25J Mitchell “Tondelayo” medium bomber and the newly restored North American Dual Control TF-51D Mustang “Toulouse Nuts” to Page Field on Feb. 9 through Feb. 12, 2017. The stop in Fort Myers is part of the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour, an annual 110-city nationwide tour in its 28th year of showcasing rare aircraft.
The planes will be displayed on the ramp at Base Operations at Page Field, off of Fowler Street. Walkthrough tours are available for a donation of $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. World War II veterans can tour the aircraft at no cost. Ground tour and display hours are 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 9; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 10; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb.12. Flights experiences are also available for a fee. To make a reservation, please call 800-568-8924 or visit www.collingsfoundation.org.