PHOTOS: Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour make a stop at French Valley Airport


Sunday, April 27th, 2014
Issue 17, Volume 18.


PHOTOS: Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour make a stop at French Valley Airport - Shane Gibson photo. - Collings Foundation mechanic, Robert Sichterman, removes 'dud' bombs from the B-17's bomb compartment during the '2014 Wings of Freedom Tour' at French Valley Airport.
Collings Foundation mechanic, Robert Sichterman, removes 'dud' bombs from the B-17's bomb compartment during the '2014 Wings of Freedom Tour' at French Valley Airport.

PHOTOS: Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour make a stop at French Valley Airport - Shane Gibson photo. - Visitors wait in line to go inside the B-17 for a close look at French Valley Airport on Tue. April 22, 2014.
Visitors wait in line to go inside the B-17 for a close look at French Valley Airport on Tue. April 22, 2014.

PHOTOS: Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour make a stop at French Valley Airport - Shane Gibson photo. - An interior look at the gun station in the nose of the B-17 Flying Fortress.
An interior look at the gun station in the nose of the B-17 Flying Fortress.

PHOTOS: Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour make a stop at French Valley Airport - Shane Gibson photo. - Ina Kontaxis, gets a close look of the bomb compartment in the belly of the B-17 Flying Fortress at French Valley Airport on Tue. April 22, 2014.
Ina Kontaxis, gets a close look of the bomb compartment in the belly of the B-17 Flying Fortress at French Valley Airport on Tue. April 22, 2014.

PHOTOS: Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour make a stop at French Valley Airport - Shane Gibson photo. - Collings Foundation volunteer, Joe Kerr, cleaning the wing of the B-24 Liberator during the '2014 Wings of Freedom Tour' at French Valley Airport.
Collings Foundation volunteer, Joe Kerr, cleaning the wing of the B-24 Liberator during the '2014 Wings of Freedom Tour' at French Valley Airport.

PHOTOS: Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour make a stop at French Valley Airport - Shane Gibson photo. - The B-24 Liberator named, 'Witchcraft' on display at the French Valley Airport tarmac.
The B-24 Liberator named, 'Witchcraft' on display at the French Valley Airport tarmac.

PHOTOS: Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour make a stop at French Valley Airport - Shane Gibson photo. - Scotty McDowell, climbs into the copilot seat of the P-51 Mustang warbird for a one of a kind flight on Tue. April 22, 2014.
Scotty McDowell, climbs into the copilot seat of the P-51 Mustang warbird for a one of a kind flight on Tue. April 22, 2014.

PHOTOS: Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour make a stop at French Valley Airport - Shane Gibson photo. - Collings Foundation volunteer pilot, Mark Murphy (left) and flight guest, Scotty McDowell get seated and strapped in before a flight in the P-51 Mustang.
Collings Foundation volunteer pilot, Mark Murphy (left) and flight guest, Scotty McDowell get seated and strapped in before a flight in the P-51 Mustang.

PHOTOS: Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour make a stop at French Valley Airport - Shane Gibson photo. - Collings Foundation P-51 Mustang warbird named, 'Betty Jane'.
Collings Foundation P-51 Mustang warbird named, 'Betty Jane'.

PHOTOS: Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour make a stop at French Valley Airport - Shane Gibson photo. - Riley Briganti (left) with her brother Caleb, have a hands on experience of the historical planes on display at French Valley Airport.
Riley Briganti (left) with her brother Caleb, have a hands on experience of the historical planes on display at French Valley Airport.

PHOTOS: Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour make a stop at French Valley Airport - Shane Gibson photo. - A group of 10 skydivers led by, Rich Piccirilli (second from bottom left) boarded the B-17 Flying Fortress where they jumped from the bomb compartment of the plane over the skydive center in Perris on Tue. April 22, 2014.
A group of 10 skydivers led by, Rich Piccirilli (second from bottom left) boarded the B-17 Flying Fortress where they jumped from the bomb compartment of the plane over the skydive center in Perris on Tue. April 22, 2014.

PHOTOS: Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour make a stop at French Valley Airport - Shane Gibson photo. - The skydive group gets a briefing on how to maneuver and jump from the B-17 bomb compartment before taking off for Perris.
The skydive group gets a briefing on how to maneuver and jump from the B-17 bomb compartment before taking off for Perris.

PHOTOS: Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour make a stop at French Valley Airport - Shane Gibson photo. - A skydiver waits in the rear side door hatch of the B-17 before taking off to the Perris skydive center on Tue. April 22, 2014.
A skydiver waits in the rear side door hatch of the B-17 before taking off to the Perris skydive center on Tue. April 22, 2014.

PHOTOS: Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour make a stop at French Valley Airport - Shane Gibson photo. - The B-17 Flying Fortress roars down the French Valley runway loaded with 10 skydivers for a jump over the Perris skydive center on Tue. April 22, 2014.
The B-17 Flying Fortress roars down the French Valley runway loaded with 10 skydivers for a jump over the Perris skydive center on Tue. April 22, 2014.

PHOTOS: Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour make a stop at French Valley Airport - Shane Gibson photo. - Collings Foundation's P-51 Mustang warbird sits on display at the French Valley Airport tarmac on Tue. April 22, 2014.
Collings Foundation's P-51 Mustang warbird sits on display at the French Valley Airport tarmac on Tue. April 22, 2014.


 

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