Airplane Museum Coming To Tyler


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The Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour is landing at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport on March 13-15.

The Historic Aviation Memorial Museum, located at 150 Airport Drive in the old north terminal building under the control tower, hosts this event.

The Wings of Freedom Tour is a set of B-17, B-24, and P-51 World War II planes touring the United States each year as a traveling museum. Tyler has hosted the exhibit several times during the past seven years and it is always well attended.

Guests can purchase a ride on any one of these planes for a tax-deductible fee as the Collings Foundation is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization. Pricing and scheduling for rides are available or after arrival at the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum.

The Collings Foundation’s Huey Helicopter joins the tour this year. This helicopter travels with the bombers during their stops in Texas and is also available for rides.

After their arrival on March 13 at approximately 2 p.m., the planes are available on the ground for walk-through tours for $12 per adult and $6 for children 6-12 years. Flights are usually scheduled in the morning and late afternoon, with the walk-through tours from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

For more information call the Tyler museum at 903.526.1945.

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