WWII-era aircraft fly into Paso Robles, tours and flights available

Posted at 5:29 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-14 01:30:58-04

A group of World War II-era aircraft flew into the Paso Robles Airport on Monday afternoon.

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine,” Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” Curtiss P-40 Warhawk “Jaws,” North American B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo” bomber, and North American P-51 Mustang “Toulouse Nuts” fighter are visiting the Central Coast as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour.

They’ll be on display at the airport through Wednesday, May 15.

Visitors can get an up-close look at the planes for $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Thirty-minute flights are also available for between $400 and $450. “Flight training” is available for $2,200 to $3,400.

The planes will be on display from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday.

The Wings of Freedom Tour travels the country as a tribute to all those involved in getting these planes off the ground and to the soldiers, sailors, and airmen they helped protect during the war.

The North American B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo” bomber at the Paso Robles Airport. (KSBY photo)