Four World War II-era airplanes have landed at the Paso Robles Airport as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour.
The B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine," Consolidated B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft," B-25 Mitchell "Tondelayo" bombers and P-51 Mustang "Betty Jane" fighter will be on display at the airport from Monday, May 14 to Wednesday, May 16. Visitors will be able to explore the aircraft inside and out and flights are also available.
Tours of the aircraft are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. World War II veterans are admitted for free.
Thirty-minute flights on board either the B-17 or the B-24 are $450 per person. Flights on board the B-25 are 25 minutes and cost $400 per person. P-51 flight training is $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. Call 800-568-8924 to make a flight reservation.
The display will be open for tours from noon through 5 p.m. on Monday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, and 9 a.m. until noon on Wednesday. Flight experiences typically take place before and after the ground tour times.
The Paso Robles Airport is located at 4912 Wing Way.
The Wings of Freedom Tour travels to about 110 cities across the country each year, providing visitors with a unique experience to learn about the planes’ roles in World War II and aviation history. For more information about the tour, visit www.collingsfoundation.org.
The Consolidated B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft" at the Paso Robles Airport. (KSBY photo)