WWII Planes in Athens
- October 24, 2016 - October 26, 2016
- Recurring daily
- Location: Athens-Ben Epps Airport
- 1010 Ben Epps Drive
- Athens, GA
- Price: $12 for a walk through tour of the planes
Four vintage World War II American aircraft, including the only B-24J Liberator heavy bomber flying in the world today, will be on display at Athens-Ben Epps Airport.
In addition to the B-24J “Witchcraft,” the foundation brings another heavy bomber, the B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine,” along with the B-25 Mitchell medium bomber “Tondelayo” and the P-51 fighter plane “Toulouse Nuts” to Athens. The four aircraft arrives in Athens at around noon on Monday and be parked on the airport’s ramp for viewing, tours and flights, until noon on Wednesday.
The Athens visit is part of the Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour.
Visitors to Athens-Ben Epps Airport next week can see all of the aircraft at a distance at no charge, but is 12 dollars to see them up close and look inside; the charge for children under 12 years of age is $6.
Thirty-minute flights aboard either the B-24 or the B-17 are available for $450 per person, and flights in the P-51 are priced at $2,200 for a half-hour, or $3,200 for a full hour.