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Collings Foundation’s F-4 Phantom II Takes to the Skies Again!

The Collings Foundation‘s F-4 Phantom II is now the only flying example of its kind in North America. She took to the skies again in the capable hands of former US Air Force ‘Rhino’-driver Harry “D-Day” Daye at 10:50am local time on August 8th, 2017 from Ellington Field in Houston, Texas. Listed on the US civil registry as N749CF, the 1965-built McDonnell Douglas F-4D Phantom II[Read More…]

“Wings of Freedom Tour” to Visit The Museum of Flight

“Wings of Freedom Tour” to Visit The Museum of Flight

The steady rumble of World War II airplanes will resonate at The Museum of Flight June 23-25, when the Collings Foundation “Wings of Freedom Tour” will visit The Museum of Flight. Ground tours and flights will be available in the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24J Liberator and B-25 Mitchell bombers, and a dual-control TP-51D Mustang fighter aircraft. The planes are on[Read More…]

Collings Foundation Receives Former Tuskegee PT-19A Project

Collings Foundation Receives Former Tuskegee PT-19A Project

The Collings Foundation of Stowe, MA has received a 1944 Fairchild M-62A (PT-19A) s/n 9504AE, AAC 43-31512 requiring restoration. This particular aircraft was one of 477 built under license by the Aeronca Aircraft Corporation of Middletown, Ohio during WWII and delivered to the Army Air Corps on February 6, 1944. This particular PT-19A was assigned to the Primary Pilot Training[Read More…]

Participants in Bomber Camp will be learning and flying aboard the Collings Foundation's B-17G 'Nine-o-Nine'. (Photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

Bomber Camp 2016 – Battle of the Bombers!

  Most of us with a keen sense of aviation history have wondered what it was like to fly and fight aboard a WWII heavy bomber. We’ve seen wartime footage, and classic war movies like Twelve O’Clock High or Memphis Belle. But have you ever imagined what it would be like to actually train for – and fly on – your[Read More…]

Participants in Bomber Camp will be learning and flying aboard the Collings Foundation's B-17G 'Nine-o-Nine'. (Photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

FAA Lifts Moratorium on Living History Flight Experiences

The Collings Foundation’s B-17G ‘Nine-o-Nine’ was exempted from the moratorium on “Living History Flight Experiences”, but other aircraft in the collection were not. Now with the moratorium lifted, hopefully Collings, along with many other warbird operators and potential operators will be able to share their vintage aeroplanes with the general public. (Photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt) The Experimental Aircraft Association[Read More…]