Iconic WWII planes coming to Lake Area - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Iconic WWII planes coming to Lake Area

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(Source: The Collings Foundation) (Source: The Collings Foundation)

Three rare WWII-era planes are coming to Lake Charles and the public will get a chance to see and ride in the aircraft.

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, the Consolidated B-24 Liberator and the P-51 Mustang fighter will be on display through Wednesday at the Lake Charles Regional Airport as part of the Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom Tour.

The planes will be available for viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday.

To view the planes, the cost is $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Discounted rates are available for school groups and WWII veterans are admitted for free.

A 30-minute flight in the B-17 or the B-24 is $450 per person. The cost to ride in the P-51 is $2,200 for 30 minutes and $3,200 for an hour. For reservations and information on flight experiences call 1-800-568-8924.

The B-17 is one of only eight in flying condition in the United States while the B-24J and Full Dual Control P-51C Mustang are the sole remaining examples of their type flying in the World.

The Collings Foundation is a non-profit educational foundation devoted to organizing living history events that allows people to learn more about their heritage and history through direct participation.

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