Sunday, July 1, 2012

Big Old Birds

This morning I took the boys to the airport to see three WWII vintage airplanes - a B-17, a B-24, and a P-51 Mustang. The planes were in Billings as part of the Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom tour. Information on the history of these particular airplanes can be found on the foundation's website; the B-17 here, the P-51 here. The B-24 link doesn't work right now, but I have a photo below of a placard that was next to the airplane.

This is the B-17.











The B-24 was laid up with some engine work, but we were still able to walk through.










The P-51



We were able to walk through both bombers, although a more apt term would be a crawl through. There wasn't a lot of space on those planes. It was pretty amazing to see these planes up close.

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