Vintage World War II and Vietnam-era war planes arrived at Republic Airport Friday, providing an up-close glimpse of American fighting machines.
The show at the is part of the , vintage war birds maintained in pristine flying condition. They are available for view all weekend at the along with the standing collection at the museum.
The Collins collection also offers the opportunity to fly aboard some of the vintage planes for a significant fee. For details, see their website here.
The show includes B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-24 Liberator bomber and a P-51 Mustang fighter, beginning Friday and running through Labor Day, Sept. 3.
The B-17 and the B-24, mighty four engine bombers used extensively during World War II, will offer flight experiences for a donation of $425 per person. The Mustang fighter is an rare two-seat version of the aircraft, including a full set of dual controls. It allows flight experiences for a $2,200 tax deductible donation.