This weekend only (June 26th-28th) if you want to see some warbirds, head down to the Museum of Flight at Boeing Field, put down a few bucks, and enjoy!
What, exactly, does the Collings Foundation offer? A little bit of what you see above, and then more of what you see below…
Their most famous aircraft is the only remaining Boeing B-24J “Witchcraft.” You can fly in it for $450; that’s cheaper than a B-29 Superfortress! They also have the only fully dual-control TP-51C Mustang (dubbed “Betty Jane” in their employ). Though the rates to fly on that are a bit more expensive, and best acquired by contacting the Foundation directly.
On top of that, they are bringing their Boeing B-17G “Nine-O-Nine”, and a B-25 “Tondelayo.” You can fly on the B-25 for the reasonable price of $400. If you don’t feel like flying, you can still make a small donation to have a look around any of their visiting aircraft.
The Collings Foundation is an educational non-profit devoted to preserving aviation history. This is a cause anyone can get behind. Or literally get into.
So, if you need something to do on this unseasonably hot weekend, why not drive down to BFI? I did.
They were even gracious enough to give me a ride on their B-24J. I’ll do a full story on the history of this amazing plane in a future post, but until then, enjoy the eye candy:
Not in Seattle? Do not worry. The Wings of Freedom Tour will next be heading to Spokane, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts. See their full schedule and also check out the rates for flying on these historical warbirds.
Note: I was provided a media flight to cover the experience. Opinions are my own.