Published On: Tue, Jan 15th, 2019

Wings of Freedom Tour Celebrates its 30th Year as it Lands in Boca Raton January 21st

By: Robert S Weinroth

The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom Tour featuring World War II vintage aircraft, including the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24J Liberator and North American P-51D Mustang are due to land at Boca Raton’s executive airport on January 21st.

In honor of WWI veterans, the Wings of Freedom tour will present this local living history display as part of a 110=city national tour. This is the 30th anniversary the tour.

Aircraft can be viewed at Signature Flight Support, 3300 Airport Dr, at the Boca Raton airport (BCT) from Noon on Monday, January 21st through Thursday, January 24th.

This is a rare opportunity to visit, explore and learn more about these unique and rare treasures of aviation history. The B-17 is one of only 8 in flying condition in the United States. The B-24J “Witchcraft” is the sole remaining example of this type flying in the world.

The Collings Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational foundation supporting “living history” events by using direct participation and the presentation of historical artifacts for people to learn more about their heritage.

Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft, inside and out. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12 for up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft.

30-minute flights in the B-17 or B-24 can be arranged for $450 per person. P-51 flight training is $2,200 for 30 minutes or $3,200 for an hour. Flights in the B-25 are $400 per person. For reservations, call 800.568.8924.

The aircraft can be seen from Noon to 4:30PM on Monday, January 21st; from 9:30AM to 4:30PM on Tuesday, and Wednesday (January 22ndand 23rd); and from 9:30AM to Noon on Thursday, January 24th.

The Wings of Freedom tour is one of the most extraordinary and unique interactive traveling historical displays of its kind.

To learn more about the Collings Foundation, go to www.CollingsFoundation.org 

About the Author

- Robert Weinroth is a 27 year resident of Boca Raton where he is an attorney, businessman, former member of the City Council (where he served for four years) and currently serves as an elected member of the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners. Commissioner Weinroth went to Boston’s Northeastern University where he earned a BSBA in Management. He went on to earn his Juris Doctor at New England School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the Supreme Court of the United States. Weinroth served as president and general counsel of Freedom Medical Services Inc, an accredited medical supply company in Boca Raton. FREEDOMED® represented the realization of an entrepreneurial dream. Weinroth, and his wife Pamela operated the company for 16 years, eventually selling the business in 2016. Weinroth takes great pride in his past work as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for the 15th Judicial Circuit, advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children deemed dependent by the Court. After serving on multiple community boards and committees, Weinroth was elected to the Boca Raton City Council in 2014. During his tenure, he served as CRA Vice-chair and Deputy Mayor and was appointed to a number of county boards including the Boca Raton Airport Authority, the Palm Tran Service Board, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the Treasure Coast Planning Council and was elected a board member of the Palm Beach County League of Cities. As a newly elected County Commissioner, Weinroth has been appointed Vice-Chair of the Solid Waste Authority, a board member of the PBC Transportation Planning Agency, and alternate representative on the Treasure Coast Planning Agency and several other county and regional boards. Robert, Pamela and their two dogs, Sierra and Siggy, are proud to call Boca Raton home.

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