Wings of Freedom Tour
By Clay Graham / SS Food Truck
On Tuesday, June 25th 2019 Charlie and I headed to McCormick Air Center at McAllister Field/Yakima Airport to check out the World War II warbirds. We were able to walk through a B-17 Flying Fortress and a B-24 Liberator. We got to look inside a B-25 Mitchell. As we were looking at the planes, a P-40 Warhawk landed and parked. We went over to check it out and saw a helicopter come in.
This was a very cool display of history.
More about the event from the official page:
Experience the Wings of Freedom Tour
Come out and experience World War II history on the ground and in the air with the Wings of Freedom Tour! See our original WWII warbirds up-close and personal with walk through tours of authentically restored interiors of the B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator and see the B-25 Mitchell, P-51 Mustang, and P-40 Warhawk on the ramp as well.
For an even more exciting visit, take flight aboard one of our aircraft for an incredible flight experience or flight training! Learn more about each flight and book online at the links below!
Ground and Walk Through Tours
Explore the insides of the B-17 & B-24 and see the other aircraft on the ramp. Tours are self-guided. Reservations are not needed for walk through tours.
Admission: $15 Adults / $5 Children 12 and under. World War II veterans admitted for free.
Ground and Walk Through Tour Times
6/24/2019 – 12:00 PM till 5:00 PM
6/25/2019 – 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM
6/26/2019 – 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM
6/27/2019 – 9:00 AM till 12:00 PM
Availability of select aircraft for ground viewing is subject to change based on weather and maintenance circumstances.
Take a Flight!
Exciting flight experiences on the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, and B-25 Mitchell are available at this tour location. Flight training (no experience necessary) on the P-51 Mustang and P-40 Warhawk is also available to actually take the controls and fly the famous fighters of WWII with an experienced instructor for either 30 minutes or 60 minutes!
Here are some photos of the Wings of Freedom Tour: