Wings of Freedom Tour at the Santa Barbara Airport
By Larry D.
Reflect back on the mortal danger faced by brave US Airman who defended the world from the Nazi scourge on daily bombing raids over Berlin. Climbing through the cramped passages of the Boeing Super Fortress and experiencing the views from the bombardier's station and the many machine gun locations evokes the stark prospect of mortality our heroes had to overcome during their missions. Don't miss this opportunity.
View my photographs taken April 19, 2019 here.
The information below is from the Collings Foundation web site: https://www.collingsfoundation.org/event/santa-barbara-ca/
Experience the Wings of Freedom Tour
Come out and experience World War II history on the ground and in the air with the Wings of Freedom Tour! See our original WWII warbirds up-close and personal with walk through tours of authentically restored interiors of the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator and see the B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, and P-40 Warhawk on the ramp as well.
For an even more exciting visit, take flight aboard one of our aircraft for an incredible flight experience or flight training! Learn more about each flight and book online at the links below!
Ground and Walk Through Tours
Explore the insides of the B-17 & B-24 and see the other aircraft on the ramp. Tours are self-guided. Reservations are not needed for walk through tours.
Take a Flight!
Exciting flight experiences on the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, and B-25 Mitchell are available at this tour location. Flight training (no experience necessary) on the P-51 Mustang and P-40 Warhawk is also available to actually take the controls and fly the famous fighters of WWII with an experienced instructor for either 30 minutes or 60 minutes!