Tour or fly vintage World War II airplanes in Aurora, Oregon, this weekend

Featured image: B-24 cockpit (photo courtesy Creative Commons)

Get a close-up look at vintage World War II aircraft this weekend at the 2018 Wings of Freedom Tour’s stop at the Aurora State Airport in Aurora, Oregon. The B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell bombers and full dual control P-51 Mustang are featured on this year’s national tour.

Walk-through tours of these vintage planes are on Friday, June 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for children ages 12 and younger.

Want to fly in one of these planes? Rides in the B-17 and B-24 are $450 per person and $400 per person in the B-25.

If you want to get flight training aboard the P-15 Mustang, you can for $2,200 per person for a half hour or $3,200 for an hour.

To make flight reservations, call (978) 562-9182.

The Aurora State Airport is located at 14323 Stenbock Road NE, 22 miles south of Portland. For more information abotu the Wings of Freedom Tour, visit the Collins Foundation website.

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