Wings of Freedom again touching down in Westminster

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  • A youngster pretends to be an airplane while checking out the Wings of Freedom Tour at the Carroll County Regional Airport in Westminster in this file photo. The tour makes its return to Westminster Oct. 12-15.
A youngster pretends to be an airplane while checking out the… (File photo by Maisie Crow…)
October 09, 2012

The Wings of Freedom tour — a display and exhibit of vintage World War II bomber and fighter aircraft — is scheduled to make its annual visit to Carroll County from Friday through Monday, Oct. 12-15, at the Carroll County Regional Airport, 200 Airport Drive, Westminster.

Planes slated to be on display — with some even available for pre-scheduled rides — include a B-17, B-24 and P-51 Mustang. The weekend event will include re-enactors displaying WW II-era military equipment, special guests and food vendors.

The cost is $12 to walk through the display of airplanes; $6 for children under age 12; and free for WWII veterans.

Rides in the airplanes are by appointment, and are $425 to fly in a B-17 or B-24 for a 30- to 45-minute ride. There's also a raffle ($5) for a ticket to ride on the B-17 or B-24.

Also, as part of the tour, a 1940s-style Hangar Dance will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the airport, with music by the group, Never Too Late. Period dress is welcome. Admission is $10; free to World War II and Korean War Veterans.

Ground tours of the aircraft will be available throughout the weekend; flights are available by appointment. Hours are Friday, Oct.12, 2 to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13-14, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; and Monday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m.-noon.

For more information, call 410-688-7412 or visit

The Wings of Freedom tour is a product of the Collings Foundation, which has a mission to maintain a living history of WW II planes. The tour started about 20 years ago, and travels around the country.

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