Wings of Freedom Tour making Helena stop

A quartet of historic World War II planes is coming to Helena today.

Making the trip to the Capital City will be a B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-24 Liberator, a B-25 bomber and a P-51 Mustang fighter. They’ll be on display at the Helena Regional Airport until Thursday. Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out – $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12 is requested for access to up-close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft – and there’s an opportunity to take a 30-minute flight as well.

It’s part of the national Wings of Freedom Tour, which serves as a tribute to the crews who flew and maintained them, the workers who built them, the service members who they helped to protect and the citizens that share the freedom they helped to preserve.