WWII-era aircraft to land in Lima Wednesday


Craig Kelly | The Lima News The WWII-era B-17 bomber "A Sentimental Journey" visited the Allen County Airport in June 2017.

Craig Kelly | The Lima News The WWII-era B-17 bomber "A Sentimental Journey" visited the Allen County Airport in June 2017.


LIMA — Four rare World War II-era aircraft will land at the Allen County Airport at 2 p.m. Wednesday as part of the “Wings of Freedom Tour.”

Featured in the tour will be the B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine,” the B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft,” the B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo,” all bombers, and the P-51 Mustang “Toulouse Nuts,” a fighter plane. The B-17 is one of nine of its kind in flying condition in the world, while the B-24 is the last model still able to fly.

Visitors can view the planes inside and out for $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12, with tours for school groups available at a discount. Enthusiasts can also take a 30-minute flight about one of the aircraft. Flights on the B-25 are $400 per person and flights on the B-17 or B-24 are $450 per person. Flight training on the P-51 is available for $2,200 for a half hour or $3,200 for a full hour. For reservations and more information, call 800-568-8924.

The planes will remain at the Allen County Airport until after operations Saturday. Tour hours will be 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Friday.

Craig Kelly | The Lima News The WWII-era B-17 bomber "A Sentimental Journey" visited the Allen County Airport in June 2017.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2018/08/web1_IMG_20170616_170750.jpgCraig Kelly | The Lima News The WWII-era B-17 bomber "A Sentimental Journey" visited the Allen County Airport in June 2017.

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