Wings of Freedom Tour lands in Alexandria
Relics of aviation history flew into Alexandria this week as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour. Three aircraft were displayed Monday through Wednesday at Chandler Field – a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber, the Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber and a P-51 Mustang Fighter.
Visitors had the opportunity to climb aboard, explore and learn more about the aircraft. There were also a few people who took a 30-minute flight.
The Wings of Freedom Tour travels the nation as a tribute to the flight crews, ground crews, manufacturers and veterans, citizens and families that share the freedom they helped preserve.
The Collings Foundation is the non-profit that organized the tour. This is the 25th year of the Wings of Freedom Tour, which averages visits to 110 cities in 35 states each year.