BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) -- World War Two Veterans are being honored at the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport.
As an act of remembrance, the Wings of Freedom Tour has stopped in Bowling Green. One of its 110 destinations.
The community is invited to get a hands-on experience with three different air crafts, all of which are original planes flown during World War Two.
Visitors can climb inside the planes or take a short flight.
"Basically, they look exactly like they did when they were flying missions over Germany and during World War Two. Both the air crafts are very rare. The B-17 Flying Fortress is only one of only eight that are flying. The B-24 Liberator is the only one of its type currently flying out of the 18,000 that were built during World War Two," said Ryan Keough, Flight Experience Manager.
The Collings Foundation's “Wings of Freedom Tour” will feature the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber and P-51 Mustang fighter, will fly into Bowling Green Warren County Regional Airport in Bowling Green. August 4-August 6, visitors can explore inside and out, $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12, is requested for access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft. World War Two Veterans can tour the air crafts at no cost. Discounted rates for school groups. Visitors may also experience the once-in a lifetime opportunity to actually take a 30 minute flight aboard these rare aircraft. Flights on either the B-17 and B-24 are $450 per person. P-51 flights are $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. For reservation and information on flight experiences call 1-800-568-8924.