Ada residents got their first look at five vintage World War II-era aircraft Wednesday as the planes touched down at Ada Regional Airport. 

The Wings of Freedom tour, a showcase of vintage airplanes, will remain open to the public through Friday at Ada Regional Airport.

The planes will depart after noon operations Friday. Hours for the ground tour and display are from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. until noon Friday.

The event features a World War II-vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, a Consolidated B-25 Liberator, a North American B-25 Mitchell and a P-51 Mustang. Visitors are invited to explore the planes, inside and out.

Walk-through tours are available for $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12, with discounted rates for school groups.

Visitors may also experience a rare opportunity to take a 30-minute flight aboard these rare planes. Flights on either the B-17 or the B-24 are $450 per person, and B-25 flights are $400.

P-51 flight training is $2,400 for a half hour and $3,400 for a full hour.

For reservations and more information on flight experiences, call 800-568-8924.

The tour is sponsored by the Collings Foundation, a nonprofit organization that puts together “living history” events that allow people to learn more about their heritage and history through direct participation.

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