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If you love aviation or World War II history, it's quite compelling to see vintage aircraft up close. It's one thing to imagine the B-17, but seeing one in person adds an extra dimension to those imaginings. Catch the Collings Foundation’s “Wings of Freedom Tour” at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, and while you're at the museum, be sure to check out the Apollo 7 command module and the one-of-a-kind Vought V-173 “Flying Pancake.”

The Frontiers of Flight Museum will feature the Collings Foundation’s “Wings of Freedom Tour” in honor of U.S. veterans of World War II. Rare WWII fighter and bomber aircraft will be displayed during this living-history exhibit and 110-city tour. Guests will be able to view and tour the interactive display to learn about the vintage aircraft from outside and inside. The exhibit will include the Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress,” Consolidated B-24J “Liberator,” and the P-51 Mustang, along with the Bell UH-1 “Huey” Helicopter. Opportunities to purchase flights aboard historic aircraft such as the B-17 and B-24J, and more, will also be available.

March 19, with ground tours and displays from 2 to 4:30 p.m., and March 20-23 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave. (at the southeast corner of Love Field), Dallas. Museum admission at the door is $12 for adults, $7 for ages 3-17, free for children under 3. 214-350-3600. Additional fees (from $80 to $3,200) apply for 30-60 minute flights aboard the historic aircraft. Call the Collings Foundation at 1-800-568-8924 to reserve a Flight Experience.

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