Warbirds- Wings of Freedom
In January or February each year the Wings of Freedom Tour stops in Sarasota and Venice Airports where you can view up close fully restored aircraft from World War II. These are truly amazing machines and part of our nation's history.

Sponsored by the Collings Foundation, the tour features three fully restored functional aircraft including a B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-24 Liberator, and a P-51 Mustang. For a small fee you can go right into the aircraft. Flights in the aircraft are also available, for an additional fee of course! The pictures below are ones I have taken. The pictures of the planes in flight were taken by me also, from Venice Beach as the planes were making their approach into Venice Airport.

      B-24 Liberator on Tarmac                                                                             Rear of B-24 Liberator

       B-17 Flying Fortress on Tarmac                                                                    Rear of B-17 Flying Fortress

          B-17 Fyling Fortress in Flight                                                                            B-17 Flying Fortress Overhead

          B-24 Liberator on Approach                                                                                 B-24 Liberator Overhead

            P-51 Mustang on Approach                                                                               P-51 Mustang Overhead