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Above photos by Mark Goldman
9/7-9/10 Bridgeport, CT
(B-17, B-24, P-51)
  Airport: Sikorsky Memorial Airport
9/10-9/13 Oxford, CT
(B-17, B-24 & P-51)
  Airport: Waterbury-Oxford Airport
9/13-9/15 Lincoln, RI
(B-17, B-24 & P-51)
  Airport: North Central State Airport
9/15-9/17 Hyannis, MA
(B-17, B-24 & P-51)
  Airport:Barnstable Municipal Airport
9/17-9/20

Beverly, MA
(B-17, B-24, P-51,
PT-17 Stearman, T-6 Texan)

  Airport: Beverly Municipal Airport
9/20-9/22 Laconia, NH
(B-17, B-24 & P-51)
  Airport: Laconia Municipal Airport
9/22-9/24 Manchester, NH
(B-17, B-24 & P-51)
  Airport: Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
9/24-9/27 Nashua, NH
(B-24, B-17 & P-51)
  Airport: Boire Field
9/27-9/29 Plymouth, MA
(B-17, B-24, P-51)
  Airport: Plymouth Municipal Airport
9/29-10/1 Windsor Locks, CT
(B-17, B-24 & P-51)
  Airport: Hartford/ Brainard Intl.

CHECK OUR WEB SITE FOR MORE STOP DATES!
*Dates and locations subject to change. Check our schedule online for most up-to-date information. Click on the location for a map and tour times. More dates will be up soon!

 
 

Tuesday September 8th, 2010

BATTLE FOR THE AIRFIELD
WWII REENACTMENT AND WWII VETERANS ROUNDTALBE
COLLINGS FOUNDATION, STOW MA
OCTOBER 9th and 10th


The Collings Foundation is hosting an incredible WWII reenactment and WWII Veterans roundtable discussion October 9th and 10th. There will be over 150 reenactors representing several branches of Allied and Axis military. Fully restored military equipment of all kinds will be on display and participating in an incredible living history event. This includes, tanks, cannons, troop carriers, halftracks, aircraft and weapons. Allied and Axis camps were set up with authentic materials and appearance. People are encouraged to interact with reenactors who share a wealth of information about life as a WWII military person. WWII Veterans will participate in a roundtable discussion. Each veteran will spend time talking about his or her experiences during WWII. The foundation’s collection of over 90 automobiles, carriages, racecars and airplanes will be available for viewing. Food will be available.

Pre-purchased ticket cost is $18 for adults and $8 for children 12 years and younger. Cost at gate is $20 for adults and $10 for children. No reservations needed to attend. On location parking subject to close if at capacity. We will be offering T-6 Texan and PT-17 Stearman rides for those who want a birds-eye view of the event! One hour Texan flights are $450 and half hour Stearman flights are $230.

For the first time ever, we will be offering flights in the legendary German Fi 156 Fiesler Storch aircraft and rides in a German half-track. Call for more information or to reserve flights.

To purchase tickets and for more information click here.
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Collings Foundation acquired an OT/810 Half-track
Fresh from restoration, this metal beast will debut at "Battle for the Airfield" reenactment October 9th and 10th.

The post war Czech OT-810 halftrack is sibling to the German WWII SdKfz 251 halftrack. The original SdKfz 251 half-track was an armored fighting vehicle designed and first built by Nazi Germany Hanomag company during World War II. The largest, most common, and best armored of the wartime half-tracks, the Sd.Kfz. 251 was designed to transport the panzergrenadiers of the German mechanized infantry corps into battle. Widely known simply as "Hanomags" by both German and Allied forces, they were widely produced throughout the war. The Czech OT/810 was a designed in early fifties in Tatra Kopøivnice and produced until 1963. Approximately 2,400 OT-810s were built and used by the Czech armed forces well into the 1980s. The Foundation's OT/810 has been restored and repainted in a standard German mechanized infantry paint scheme. There is a possibility we will be offering rides in this half-track over the weekend of the "Battle for the Airfield". Check our website for most up to date information.

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Vietnam Memorial Flight DVD
The Collings Foundation is proud to announce the completion of a spectacular HD video featuring the Vietnam Memorial Flight Collection.

Inversion Productions, the same company that made the Foundation's Wings of Freedom DVD, has now completed the Vietnam Memorial Flight DVD. In honor of our Vietnam Veterans, this great documentary showcases the legendary and iconic Vietnam era aircraft operated by the Collings Foundation. An adventure of spectacular sights, sounds and history. Great footage of the F-4 Phantom, A-4 Skyhawk and "Huey" helicopter in action. Learn how the Foundation acquired these aircraft and what it takes to keep them flying. To order your copy click here. ____________________________________________________________________

F-4 Phantom II and A-4 Skyhawk Flight Experiences
Now accepting reservations.

Just imagine what it is like to feel over 35,000 pounds of thrust from two GE J79 jet engines in full afterburner....the second the breaks are released. Ever wonder why A-4 fighter pilots tended to have such large jaw muscles? The Foundation is now offering, for the first time ever, flight experiences to members of the public. This once in a lifetime opportunity allows both pilots and non-pilots to experience the most important jet fighters of the Vietnam/Cold War era from the best possible perspective – in the cockpit of these legendary aircraft!
Now accepting reservations starting in October. For more information, including cost and details click here for PDF download. Please call us at 800-568-8924 or email hchaney@collingsfoundation.org if you are interested in receiving an info pack and media disk with more information. To see a clip of Rob Collings talking about the jets on Aero News click here.
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Looking for volunteer help during "Battle for the Airfield" reeneactment. October 9th and 10th, Stow MA.

Would be great to have some extra help during this fantastic event. We have a few spots left. Duties would be focused primarily on traffic control, flight perimiter watch and monitoring collection. If you are interested in pitching in please email: info@collingsfoundation.org or call 978-562-9182.
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Looking for pictures that mean the most to you.
Amazing how fast the year is going by! It is that time again when the Collings Foundation's editors, graphic artists, publishers and writers get together to start putting together the 2010 - 2011 Newsletter Magazine. Every year we select and publish pictures submitted by folks all around the United States. We are looking for images that capture your personal experience (in one way or another) with the Foundation's living history programs or aircraft. The CF magazine should be completed and mailed to over 60,000 members by late November. Submit your photo and brief description to: hchaney@collingsfoundation.org
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Help us "Keep 'Em Flying"! Wings of Freedom and Vietnam Memorial Volunteer
Please let us know if you would like to help the crew and aircraft when the national Wings of Freedom tour comes to your town. You can assist in everything and anything! From keeping the aircraft clean to putting up tour posters around your community. Check our most current schedule on our web site. The tour is now making its way through the north east and down the eastern seaboard. If interested call or email Hunter at: hchaney@collingsfoundation.org or 800.568.8924

Want to help with the jets and helicopter in Houston, Texas? Rick Harris can use the extra hands and expertise! If interested call Rick directly at 281-961-1062.
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Collings Foundation's A-4 Skyhawk received EAA's AirVenture Oshkosh 2010 Judges Choice Award
We are proud and honored to receive the Judges Choice Award for the A-4 Skyhawk. This is great recognition to all the people who help keep the Foundation's Skyhawk in such pristine condition. Congratulations to everyone who help maintain this incredible aircraft.

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE ~ COLLINGS FOUNDATION PX STORE
Gifts, books, DVDs and more - for the aviation enthusiast! See our online PX Store. Shopping is very easy and secure. Looking for the ultimate gift for "the person that has everything"? Flight Certificates are a unique and exciting present for anyone. The Wings of Freedom tour visits over 110 cities all over the United States. Once your certificate arrives just check our stop schedule to see when the bombers are near you- then call us to reserve a seat. Check our web site for confirmed schedule and locations). Flight Certificates are a tax deductible donation! We also have a great selection of books, videos, DVD's, T-shirts, polos, toys, calendars, hats and much more. Have to mention the prints we are selling from Aviation Artist - Robert Brun. Hand signed and numbered prints that will look great on any wall!

Your purchase helps the Collings Foundation!
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Help us "Keep E'm Flying" for Future Generations



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