Flight fans can soar in WWII bombers

Ever dreamed of being a World War II flying ace? Next week there will be that chance to go up in the sky.

Calling itself “the ultimate flight experience” there will be a special event at the Westchester County Airport starting on Wednesday, Oct. 2. People can get on board and take to the air on World War II era plans. The P-51 Mustang, B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator, all of which were used as bombers and fighting aircraft during World War II, will be at the airport as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour.

The aircraft will be available to be seen by tours on the ground, but they won’t stay there for long. People interested can take to the skies with the money going to the non-profit Collings Foundation.

The event is being put together at the airport by Greenwich resident Mike Mason and is open to anyone from the area who wants to make the quick trip from Greenwich to White Plains, N.Y. The hours for the event are on Oct. 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. and from Thursday, Oct. 3 to Sunday Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Walk-through tours are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12-years-old and younger. A 30-minute bomber flight is $425 per person. P-51 flight training is $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour.

More information can be found by calling 1-800-568-8924 or by going online to Cfdn.org.

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