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Vintage planes on display in Wheeling

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  • Anthony Michelotti, 6, of Palatine exits a B-17, one of three World War II planes on display Friday for the Wings of Freedom stop at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling. The event is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday and 9 a.m. to noon Monday.

       Anthony Michelotti, 6, of Palatine exits a B-17, one of three World War II planes on display Friday for the Wings of Freedom stop at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling. The event is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday and 9 a.m. to noon Monday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • A B-17 is among the World War II planes on display during a Wings of Freedom stop at Chicago Executive Airport Friday.

       A B-17 is among the World War II planes on display during a Wings of Freedom stop at Chicago Executive Airport Friday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • A B-24 and a P-51 Mustang arrive at Chicago Executive Airport Friday to be put on display.

       A B-24 and a P-51 Mustang arrive at Chicago Executive Airport Friday to be put on display.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • A B-24 lands prior to its display for the Wings of Freedom stop at Chicago Executive Airport Friday.

       A B-24 lands prior to its display for the Wings of Freedom stop at Chicago Executive Airport Friday.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

  • A P-51 Mustang is one of three World War II planes being displayed for the Wings of Freedom stop at Chicago Executive Airport this weekend.

       A P-51 Mustang is one of three World War II planes being displayed for the Wings of Freedom stop at Chicago Executive Airport this weekend.
    JOE LEWNARD | Staff Photographer

 

Several World War II-era planes are on display through noon Monday at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour.

The tour, now in its 23rd year, is an effort to educate younger Americans about U.S. defense operations and honor those who have fought in wars over the years.

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The event is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 9 a.m. to noon Monday. A viewing and inside tour of an aircraft is $12 for adults and $6 for children.

A half-hour ride in the B-17 and B-24 are available for $425 a person. P-51 flights are $2,200 for half an hour and $3,200 for a full hour.

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