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WWII aircraft coming to Bellingham International Airport

A B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress and P-51 Mustang in formation as part of the Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom tour, coming to Bellingham International Airport on June 22-24, 2015.
A B-24 Liberator, B-17 Flying Fortress and P-51 Mustang in formation as part of the Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom tour, coming to Bellingham International Airport on June 22-24, 2015. Courtesy to The Bellingham Herald

People will be allowed to tour and ride in a collection of World War II aircraft Monday, June 22, to Wednesday, June 24, at Bellingham International Airport.

A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-24 Liberator, a North American B-25 Mitchell and a P-51 Mustang are scheduled to be on site as part of the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom tour. Viewing them from the tarmac is free, but tickets must be purchased to tour them.

Aircraft tours are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Discounted rates are available for school groups, and WWII veterans can tour the aircraft for free.

The planes will beat 4201 Mitchell Way, just south of the airport terminal. Those wishing to fly in the aircraft can purchase tickets starting at $400 per person for flights of 30 to 60 minutes.

Parking will be available in the airport’s Economy A Parking Lot across the street from the event entrance. The first 30 minutes of parking is free; $1 per hour after that.

Reservations for tours and flights can be made by calling 800-568-8924. More information about the tour is available at http://www.collingsfoundation.org/

Libby Keller can be reached at 360-715-2242 or libby.keller@bellinghamherald.com.

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