Friday, May 11, 2012

Extremely short notice, a B17, a B24, and a P51 will all be at the Lyon Museum (John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana) this weekend for tours



Participating in the Collings Foundation’s WINGS OF FREEDOM TOUR,
the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber,
Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber
and P-51 Mustang, will fly into John Wayne – Orange County Airport in Santa Ana, CA

This is a rare opportunity to visit, explore, 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,
the B-24J and Full Dual Control P-51C Mustang are the sole remaining examples of their type flying in the World.

 Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out – $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12 is requested for access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft and through the Lyon Air Museum.

Discounted rate of $9 for seniors and Veterans.

Visitors may also experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually take a 30-minute flight aboard these rare aircraft. Flights on either the B-17 or B-24 are $425 per person.

Get some “stick time” in the world’s greatest fighter! P-51 flights are $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. For reservations and information on flight experiences call 800-568-8924.

9:00 AM through 5:00 PM on Saturday, May 12; 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 13. The 30-minute flight experiences are normally scheduled before and after the ground tour times above.


John Wayne – Orange County Airport in Santa Ana, located at Lyon Air Museum, 19300 Ike Jones Road.

For further information e-mail Hunter Chaney, Director of Marketing: hchaney@collingsfoundation.org or 800-568-8924.
Media Site: visit: http://www.collingsfoundation.org/media for further detailed information on the aircraft, Collings Foundation, and the tour as well as high-resolution photos for download.

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