Fewer than two million World War II veterans are still alive in the United States, and their number shrinks by about 900 a day. Soon, a living link to the past will pass. Even rarer are samples of some of the equipment these warriors used in battle. The Collings Foundation strives to keep the past alive with its Wings of Freedom Tour, a traveling exhibit of a B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator and P-51 Mustang, aircraft used to win the war against the Axis. The tour flies in to Love Field and the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave., this weekend, giving you a chance to see the classic warbirds up close. Tours are available 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday and 10 a.m. to noon Monday. Ground tours are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12 (free for WWII vets). Thirty-minute flights are available, with prices ranging from $425 on the bombers to $2,200 or $3,200 for 30 minutes or an hour on the Mustang. For reservations and information on flights call 800-568-8924.
March 16-21, 2011