WWII Planes to Fly, June 14 & 15

Four of the most famous aircrafts of the Second World War are visiting Corvallis as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour, brought to town by non-profit organization, the Collings Foundation. The event was launched Wednesday, and some might recognize the aircrafts this Thursday and Friday flying over town and landing at the Corvallis Municipal Airport.

Visitors to the Airport are able to view the planes on June 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on June 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For $15 ($5 for children), participants can tour restored B-17, B-25 and B-24 bombers, and one P-51 fighter. For those who can or are interested in shelling out some serious cash, flight lessons and rides cost between $400 and $3200 per person. 

For more information on flights, visit collingsfoundation.org/flight-experiences/. The majority of any payment made at the event is a tax-deductible donation, thanks to the Collings Foundation’s non-profit status.

By John M Burt