Norwood Airport to Host WWII Aircraft for 'Wings of Freedom' Tour
The public is invited to participate in a "Wings of Freedom Tour" at the Norwood Airport that will showcase vintage aircraft honoring our World War II veterans.
Editor's note: The following is from a press release from the Norwood Airport
For the weekend of September 21–24, the public is invited to participate in a "Wings of Freedom Tour" that will showcase vintage aircraft honoring our World War II veterans.
On display at Norwood Memorial Airport will be a B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator and P-51 Mustang. These "living history" aircraft are owned and operated by the Collings Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Stow, Mass.
Event parking is free in the municipal lot near the airport’s air traffic control tower, at 89 Access Road. General admission will be through security gate 1, adjacent to the municipal lot, on the dates and times posted below. A walk-through tour of the World War II aircraft will cost $12 for adults, $6 for children 12 years old and younger. In addition, this year’s static display of aircraft will include some contemporary aircraft now based at the Norwood Airport. There will be no added charge to walk around the modern aircraft.
The Collings Foundation aircraft are expected to arrive at about 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Gate 1 will then open to the public on the following schedule:
Friday, Sept. 21 *2 – 5 p.m. (approximate opening)
Saturday, Sept. 22 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 23 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 24 9 a.m. – noon
Thirty minute flights are also available aboard either of the two bomber aircraft, the B-17 and B-24. And both 30-minute and one hour flights are available on the P-51 fighter.
"The Wings of Freedom Tour really honors our veterans," says Airport Manager, Russ Maguire, "while giving the public unique and up-close access to these wonderful aircraft from a bygone era. So we're very excited to once again host the Collings Foundation at Norwood."
For flight reservations, price quotes and questions, please call 800-568-8924, or visit the Collings Foundation web site, at www.collingsfoundation.org.