Rare WWII aircraft at Sikorsky Airport for tours

A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress ‘Nine O Nine WWII Heavy Bomber, a Consolidated B-24 Liberator ‘Witchcraft WWII Heavy Bomber, and a P-51 Mustang fighter are at Sikorsky Memorial Airport through noon tomorrow, Sept. 5 in The Wings of Freedom Tour.

The aircraft in Stratford offer a rare opportunity to visit, explore, and learn more about these unique and rare treasures of aviation history. The B-17 is one of only eight in flying condition in the United States. The B-24J and Full Dual Control P-51C Mustang are the sole remaining examples of their type flying in the World.

Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out; $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12 is requested for access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft.

WWII Veterans can tour through the aircraft at no cost. Discounted rates for school groups.

The Wings of Freedom Tour began on Tuesday Sept. 2, and will be on display at Three Wing Aviation until the aircraft depart Sept. 5, after noon. Hours of ground tours and display are 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Sept. 4 and Friday, Sept. 5.

Visitors may also experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually take a 30-minute flight aboard these rare aircraft.

For reservations and information on flight experiences call 800-568-8924.