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Wings of Freedom tour comes to Columbus Nov. 9

Several rare and priceless pieces of World War II history will be on display at the Columbus Metropolitan Airport beginning Mon., Nov. 9.

A WWII Vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, a Consolidated B-24 Liberator and a North American P-51 Mustang will fly into Columbus for a four-day visit as part of the Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom Tour.

The B-17 is one of only 9 in flying condition in the United States and the B-24J and Dual Control P-51C Mustang are the sole remaining examples of their type flying in the world, according to a release from the Collings Foundation.

Tours of these aircraft require a $12 donation for adults and $6 for children.

For those who want to feel what it's like to fly in a B-17 or B-24 can do so by making a tax-deductible donation of $425 per person. P-51 flights are $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour.

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

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