WWII aircraft fly into SHD
The Wings of Freedom Tour flew into Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
The tour, sponsored by the Collings Foundation, features several World War II-era aircraft, including the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator and P-51 Mustang.
People who stop by will have the chance to explore the planes both inside and out, as well as take a ride.
"It makes great noise, rumbles along through the sky and reminds people of the history," said Mary Schu, a co-pilot on the B-17. "I'm one of the luckiest people you'll ever meet."
Schu, from Portland, Ore., has a family connection to the early 20th century aircraft. Her uncle flew in a Consolidated B-24 Liberator that was shot down during the war. He was taken prisoner of war and survived to tell the tale.
The Wednesday, Oct. 12 ground tour hours will be 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Hours on the ground Thursday, Oct. 13 will be 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 14 ground hours will be 9 a.m - noon.
Flights with paying passengers can happen each of the days above before and after the ground tour hours.
Prices are as listed:
B-17, B-24 Flights:
$450 per person
$2,200 for half-hour
$3,200 for full hour
$400 per person
More information can be found by calling 800-568-8924.