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Wings of Freedom tour honors WWII aircraft in Bozeman visit

Posted at 10:28 AM, Jul 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-08 12:28:10-04
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BOZEMAN – World War II planes landed in Bozeman on Friday as part of the Wings of Freedom tour.

The tour is sponsored by the non-profit Collings Foundation, which aims to fly military aircraft around the country to preserve interest and pay respect to military aviation.

The tour is a step back in time, and many veterans visiting fondly remember their service.

Included in the lineup this year are the B-17, called the Flying Fortress and commonly seen in movies.

The B-24 was one of the most popular planes during the second World War. Thanks to Rosie the Riveter and all those helping, during its peak production a B-24 was assembled every hour.

The Wings of Freedom tour continues on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Flights are offered at a cost and include aerobatics and even some flight training.