TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Today around 1:30 p.m., don't forget to go outside and look up in the eastern sky. You might be able to catch a rare sighting of the WWII bomber and fighter aircraft flying towards the Tyler Historic Aviation Memorial Museum.
KLTV and KTRE will be livestreaming the fly-in via East Texas Now. Mobile users click here to watch.
According to to the Collings Foundation, this special flight is a part of the 2018 Wings of Freedom Tour. The tour travels the nation as a flying tribute to the flight crews who flew them, the ground crews who maintained them, the workers who built them, the soldiers, sailors and airmen they helped protect, and the citizens and families that share the freedom they helped preserve.
The historic airliners a part of this special flight include: the B-17 Flying Fortress "Nine O Nine," the B-24 Liberator "Witchcraft," B-25 Mitchell "Tondelayo" bombers, and the P-51 Mustang "Toulouse Nuts" fighter.
Each plane will be on shown to the public display from March 9th to 11th at the Tyler Pounds Regional Airport located at HAMM, 150 Airport Drive. This rare occasion will visitors a chance to see, explore, and learn more about the unique treasures aviation history. There will also be opportunities to explore the aircraft inside and out. If you want, visitors can also take a 30-minute flight tour aboard one of the airliners. All activities are available upon purchase of each tour.
Click here for more information about the 2018 Wings of Freedom Tour.