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Published: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 @ 10:03 PM
By: Breaking News Staff
MIAMI TWP.` — World War II aircraft were in full throttle Wednesday night at Dayton Wright Brothers Airport for the start of the Wings of Freedom Tour, a tribute to the flight crews who manned them.
The WWII Vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, Curtiss P40 Warhawk, North American B-25 Mitchell and a P-51 Mustang will be at the airport on North Springboro Pike through Friday afternoon.
Visitors will have a chance to explore the planes inside and out. The up-close tour is $15 for adults, $5 for children under 12.
Visitors can take a 30-minute flight aboard the rare aircraft. Flights on the B-17 or B-24 are $450 per person.
For those who want "stick time" flight training is available. P-51 flight training is $2,400 for a half hour and $3,400 for a full hour.
P-40 Warhawk flight training is $2,200 for a half hour and $3,200 for a full hour. B-25 flights are $400 per person.
Hours of ground tours and display continue Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to noon.