Get up and personal with historic airplanes in Henderson this weekend

Posted at 2:41 PM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 17:41:50-04

The Wings of Freedom Tour is back at the Henderson Executive Airport this weekend.

The planes are on display from 2 to 5 p.m. April 11, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12 through 14.

This year's display will feature the WWI vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, North American P-51 Mustang and B-25 Mitchell.

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 9 in flying condition in the United States. The B-24J Liberator is the sole remaining example of its type flying in the World. The P-51 "Toulouse Nuts" fighter recently received the prestigious Grand Champion Award for restoration. New to the tour is the P-40 Warhawk, made famous by serving with the Flying Tigers.

Visitors will be able to explore the aircraft inside and out. Visitors may also climb aboard for a 30-minute flight as a passenger or take a turn at the stick.

General admission is $15 adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Passenger flights are $450 per person. Stick time is $2,400 for a half hour and $3,400 for a full hour in the P-51. Flight training in the P-40 is $2200 for a half hour and $3200 for a full hour.

For reservations and information on flight experiences call 800-568-8924.