Collings Foundation Adds Skyraider to Wings of Freedom Tour – Take a Flight!

The Collings Foundation has just added their Douglas A-1E Skyraider to the California legs of their 2018 Wings of Freedom Tour. Members of the public will be able to take a flight in this historic Vietnam War-era naval aircraft! (photo by Scott Slocum via Collings Foundation)
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The Collings Foundation has just announced that their Douglas A-1E Skyraider will be joining the Wings of Freedom Tour for the California part of the tour from April 26 through June 10*. They are now booking 25-minute flight experiences at visits around California (see schedule at: https://www.collingsfoundation.org/…/category/wings-of-fre…/)

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A gorgeous shot of the Collings Foundation’s Skyraider in flight. (photo by Scott Slocum via Collings Foundation)

Flights are $900 per person for the cockpit seat and $450 per person for the each of the four rear seats. The participant in the cockpit will not be able to take the controls – it is only a ride. For the flight to occur, there must be at least one passenger in the front with two in the back, OR four in the back. Much like with their B-25 and P-51, the Collings Foundation can fly flights in the Skyraider at any time during the day. Please note that passenger compartment access requires passengers to be able-bodied, as you will need to climb, unassisted, onto the wing and up the side of the fuselage.

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There are four seats in the fuselage cabin section for members of the public to sit and experience the thrill of flight in this historic naval attack aircraft. (photo via Collings Foundation)

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The Skyraider’s cockpit. One lucky passenger will have the ability to sit in the right-hand seat for a $900 contribution. They will not be allowed to touch the controls though, as these are purely pleasure flights. (image via Collings Foundation)

Call 978-562-9182 to book a flight on the Skyraider or any other aircraft on the tour in California – details at https://www.collingsfoundation.org/flight-experiences/


*Article based upon a Collings Foundation Press Release.

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Richard Mallory Allnutt's aviation passion ignited at the 1974 Farnborough Airshow. Raised in 1970s Britain, he was immersed in WWII aviation lore. Moving to Washington DC, he frequented the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum, meeting aviation legends.

After grad school, Richard worked for Lockheed-Martin but stayed devoted to aviation, volunteering at museums and honing his photography skills. In 2013, he became the founding editor of Warbirds News, now Vintage Aviation News. With around 800 articles written, he focuses on supporting grassroots aviation groups.

Richard values the connections made in the aviation community and is proud to help grow Vintage Aviation News.

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Richard Mallory Allnutt's aviation passion ignited at the 1974 Farnborough Airshow. Raised in 1970s Britain, he was immersed in WWII aviation lore. Moving to Washington DC, he frequented the Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum, meeting aviation legends. After grad school, Richard worked for Lockheed-Martin but stayed devoted to aviation, volunteering at museums and honing his photography skills. In 2013, he became the founding editor of Warbirds News, now Vintage Aviation News. With around 800 articles written, he focuses on supporting grassroots aviation groups. Richard values the connections made in the aviation community and is proud to help grow Vintage Aviation News.

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