Family Travel 2012

Nichole Livengood

SOUTH CAROLINA INSIDER

 

Wings of Freedom Tour comes to Greenville this weekend

Posted 10/27/2012 7:17:00 AM

Do you want to experience a little World War II aviation history? Aviation and history buffs alike will get a thrill this weekend in Greenville. Authentically restored World War II planes, the B-24, P-51 and B-17 will be on display on the apron in front of the Greenville Downtown Airport’s Runway Café at 21 Airport Road Ext.

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber and North American P-51C Mustang “Betty Jane” are the only remaining planes of their type flying in the World, and the vintage Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” is one of only 11 in flying condition in the United States. It’s a rare opportunity to see these planes and a great chance to experience a piece of America’s history with your family.

Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger. World War II veterans get in free. Admission includes access and walk through tours. No reservations are needed. Walk through tour times are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information visit www.collingsfoundation.org or call Mike Bliss at the Café at (864) 991-8488.