6:07 PM EDT, October 9, 2012
The Wings of Freedom tour — a display and exhibit of vintage World War II bomber and fighter aircraft — is scheduled to make its annual visit to Carroll County from Friday through Monday, Oct. 12-15, at the Carroll County Regional Airport, 200 Airport Drive, Westminster.
Planes slated to be on display — with some even available for pre-scheduled rides — include a B-17, B-24 and P-51 Mustang. The weekend event will include re-enactors displaying WW II-era military equipment, special guests and food vendors.
The cost is $12 to walk through the display of airplanes; $6 for children under age 12; and free for WWII veterans.
Rides in the airplanes are by appointment, and are $425 to fly in a B-17 or B-24 for a 30- to 45-minute ride. There's also a raffle ($5) for a ticket to ride on the B-17 or B-24.
Also, as part of the tour, a 1940s-style Hangar Dance will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the airport, with music by the group, Never Too Late. Period dress is welcome. Admission is $10; free to World War II and Korean War Veterans.
Ground tours of the aircraft will be available throughout the weekend; flights are available by appointment. Hours are Friday, Oct.12, 2 to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Monday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-noon.
For more information, call 410-688-7412 or visit http://www.wingsoffreedom-md.org.
The Wings of Freedom tour is a product of the Collings Foundation, which has a mission to maintain a living history of WW II planes. The tour started about 20 years ago, and travels around the country.
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