WW II-era planes over Connecticut


STRATFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Sikorsky Memorial Airport will look like its gone back in time for the next few days. Three World War II-era planes have landed there.

The planes, a B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-24 Liberator, and a P-51 Mustang fighter bomber, make up the Wings of Freedom tour that landed Tuesday at Sikorsky Memorial Airport.

You can tour these planes on the ground for $12 for adults, $6 for kids. If you’ve got a few hundred dollars, you can take a ride up in the bombers – that $450 a ride. Or if you want to fly in the Mustang, that’ll cost you $2200 for a half hour ride, but they hand you the stick.

The planes will be at Sikorsky Airport today and Thursday, available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then Friday from 9 until Noon. From there they fly over to Waterbury/Oxford Airport. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week the planes will be at Groton-New London Airport.

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