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Tour Features WWII Bomber and Fighter Aircraft, with Special Appearances by the reproduction German Me-262 and the Bell UH-1E “Huey” Helicopter; Highlights Interactive Displays and Unique Flying

The Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave. at the southeast corner of Love Field Airport, will host an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime flying experience and exhibit this month that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser for the whole family! The museum will feature the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour in Dallas March 20-24 in honor of our WWII Veterans. The Wings of Freedom Tour, Presented by the Frontiers of Flight Museum, will bring extremely rare bomber and fighter aircraft to North Texas for a local living history exhibit as part of 110-city nationwide tour. Best of all, guests visiting the exhibit at the Frontiers of Flight Museum will not only get a chance to view the interactive display, they will actually have an opportunity to “fly into history” by taking a flight aboard these legendary aircraft.

Aviation enthusiasts of all ages will be “flying high” when they see the vintage Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” Nine-O-Nine WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24J “Liberator” Witchcraft WWII Heavy Bomber, and the P-51 “Mustang,” known as one of the greatest piston-engine fighters ever built.

This year, there are several highly-anticipated added tour attractions for guests at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, including a special appearance of the Bell UH-1E “Huey” Helicopter and a flying reproduction of the Messerschmitt Me-262, the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. This German jet could fly more than 100 miles per hour faster than the Allies’ best fighters, and first flew in 1942. Thankfully, a number of factors kept it from entering combat soon enough or in great enough numbers to affect the outcome of the war.

The Wings of Freedom Tour at the Frontiers of Flight Museum will offer participants bragging rights to explore these majestic aircraft inside and out and learn more about these unique and rare treasures of aviation history. The B-17 is one of only 10 in flying condition in the United States, and the B-24J is the sole remaining example of its type flying in the world.

Admission to the Museum is $12 for adults and $7 for children under 12 and includes access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft. Some adventurous fans will have an
incredible opportunity accomplish one of their “bucket list” goals by actually taking a 30-minute flight aboard these rare aircraft. Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $425 per person. Huey flights are $80 for bench and $100 for the front. Flights are available in the Me-262, certain prerequisites apply. P-51 flights are $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. The P-51 flights give would-be pilots a chance to get some “stick time” in the world’s greatest piston-engine fighter!

The Wings of Freedom Tour, Presented by the Frontiers of Flight Museum, will arrive at Dallas Love Field at 2:00 PM on March 20 and will be on display at the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Dallas Love Field until the aircraft depart on March 24. Hours of ground tours and display are: 2:00 PM through 4:30 PM on Wednesday, March 20; 10:00 AM through 4:30 PM Thursday, March 21 through Sunday, March 24. The 30-minute flight experiences are normally scheduled before and after the ground tour times above.

For more information call: 214‐350-1651; email info@flightmuseum.com; or visit www.flightmuseum.com.

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