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World War II era plans in Wheeling

World War II history is coming to the Chicago area this weekend.

“The Wings of Freedom”¬† exhibit will spend three days at the Executive Airport in Wheeling.

The tour features several planes including a B-17 bomber, one of only eight still flying in the U.S.

The planes are expected to land around 1:30p.m. Friday and will be open to the public in the afternoon.

Saturday and Sunday, visitors can see these historic machines, from 9:30a.m. to 5p.m. Veterans can tour the exhibit for free.

And some may even choose to take a ride in one of the planes.

It costs  $425 for 30 minutes in a bomber and $2,000 for the P-51 Mustang.

Money from the tour goes to the Collings Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to teach history through active participation.


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