B-24 Bomber Flies Over Bridgeport

Make a donation, take a flight

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If you look up in the skies over Bridgeport Tuesday and see a WWII-era B-24 bomber, don’t panic. 

They’re not here to take out any parts of the city.  The Wings of Freedom Tour will be showing off the piece of history at Sikorsky Airport in Stratford.

The B-24 Liberator is the only fully functional aircraft of its type in the world today and serves as a living museum, according to the event’s organizer.

Bridgeport’s mayor and City Council President are taking the B-24 for its first flight as part of the tour.  Two other WWII-era planes (the B-17 and P-51) are also expected to be there.

The tour also stops in Oxford and Groton/New London over the next week, and returns to Windsor Locks in mid-October.

The Collings Foundation, which operates the event, offers a “flight experience” for a donation – of at least more than $400 per person.  Walk-through tours of the planes are $12 for adults, $6 for kids under 12.  And WWII vets get into the grounds for free, according to their website.

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