Wings of Freedom Tour is in full flight at Dayton Wright Brothers Airport

World War II aircraft were in full throttle Wednesday night at Dayton Wright Brothers Airport for the start of the Wings of Freedom Tour, a tribute to the flight crews who manned them.

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The WWII Vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Curtiss P40 Warhawk, North American B-25 Mitchell and a P-51 Mustang will be at the airport on North Springboro Pike through Friday afternoon.

Visitors will have a chance to explore the planes inside and out. The up-close tour is $15 for adults, $5 for children under 12.

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Visitors can take a 30-minute flight aboard the rare aircraft. Flights on the B-17 or B-24 are $450 per person.

For those who want "stick time" flight training is available. P-51 flight training is $2,400 for a half hour and $3,400 for a full hour.

P-40 Warhawk flight training is $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. B-25 flights are $400 per person.

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Hours of ground tours and display continue Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

For more information on flight experiences, call 800-568-8924.

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