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Vintage World War II planes on display in Tampa this week

See the planes at the Tampa Executive Airport
Wings of Freedom Tour B-24 Liberator
Posted at 4:01 AM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 07:19:51-05

TAMPA, Fla. — The World War II Wings of Freedom Tour returns to Tampa this week and will be on display at the Tampa Executive Airport until Thursday afternoon.

The Wings of Freedom Tour is a traveling historical display of World War II planes.

Guests can see in person a B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft," B-25 Mitchell "Old Glory" bomber and P-51 Mustang "Toulouse Nuts" fighter.

The B-24J is the sole remaining example of its type flying in the World.

The B-25 is best known as the type of bomber used in the daring Doolittle raid in April 1942.

The P-51 Mustang was the first American fighter plane with enough long range capability to protect Allied bombers all the way to a target and back.

The Wings of Freedom Tour also lets guests to fly in each of the planes. Flights on the B-24 are $475 per person. B-25 flights are $425 per person. P-51 flight training is $2,400 for a half hour and $3,400 for a full hour. For reservations and information on flight experiences, call 800-568-8924.

The planes will be on display for ground tours at the following times:

  • Tuesday, January 21: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 22: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 23: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The 30-minute flight experiences are normally scheduled before and after the ground tour times.

The Wings of Freedom Tour planes will on display on the main ramp at the Tampa Executive Airport located at 6530 Tampa Executive Airport Rd.