Wings of Freedom Tour In Rockford

By WTVO WQRF Newsroom

Published 07/16 2014 06:29PM

Updated 07/17 2014 10:13AM

ROCKFORD, IL--State liners step back in time and see World War II through a pilot's eyes.

Locals have the opportunity to check out the Wings of Freedom tour at the Chicago Rockford International Airport.

“It's a unique event because you're looking at aircraft that were built in the 40's, that were used in both Europe and Japan as bombers during World War II,” said Dave Lindbergh, the assistant operations manager at Chicago Rockford International Airport.

You can tour the planes and walk through them, and get a glimpse into the life of a WWII pilot. To tour the planes, it's $12 for adults and $6 for children under the age of 12.

You can also fly in them and prices range from $400 to $450, depending on the aircraft.

This is the first year the Collings Foundation has brought their heritage planes here -- but officials already know there will be lots of interest.

Airport official, Dave Lindberg, arranged to bring the vintage planes here.   

"Its part of what we like to promote at the airport, we like to show the public as much unique opportunities to see things they wouldn't normally see,” said Lindberg.

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