CONTACT: Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137

TRENTON, N.J.—Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes is pleased to announce that vintage World War II aircraft will touch down at Trenton-Mercer Airport for “flight experiences” and public tours this week.

The “Wings of Freedom” tour sponsored by The Collings Foundation brings World War II vintage aircraft to various airports around the country. From Friday, August 14, through Monday, August 17, walking tours and “flight experiences” will be offered on two bombers, a B-17 and a B-24, and a fighter plane, the P-51.

The public can tour the aircraft or arrange to take a flight on those days at the Ronson Aviation ramp, located off Exit 3 of Interstate 95 at Trenton-Mercer Airport.

“Trenton-Mercer Airport is indeed a historic facility and a perfect venue to present these vintage aircraft from World War II,” said County Executive Brian M. Hughes. “Those old enough to remember World War II will remember these planes as crucial to Allied airpower, and anyone can appreciate the marvelous appeal of these planes.”

Tour schedules are as follows:

Walking Tours: 2 to 5 p.m., Fri., Aug. 14
  10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., Aug., 15
  10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun., Aug. 16
  10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Mon., Aug. 17
Walking Tours: $12 per person, $6 for children 12-years and younger
Flight Experiences: B-17, B-24 $425 for 30 minutes
P-51 $2,200 for 30 minutes

Flight experiences are before and after walking tours, call 800-568-8924 for reservations.

The Collings Foundation is a non-profit foundation established in 1979. The purpose of the Foundation is to organize and support “living history” events that enable Americans to learn more about their heritage through direct participation. The Foundation focuses on aviation in this regard.