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March 17, 2016

Valair Aviation to host vintage WWII aircraft during the Wings of Freedom Tour

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Valair Aviation, a full service MRO and FBO facility at Wiley Post Airport, will host the Wings of Freedom Tour April 1-3, 2016. The tour is open to the public and will showcase vintage aircraft including a WWII Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, a Consolidated B-24 Liberator, a B-25 Mitchell and a North American P-51 Mustang.    

The Collings Foundation of Stow, Massachusetts manages these living-history events enabling Americans to learn more about their heritage through direct participation.  The Wings of Freedom Tour offers the public a rare opportunity to explore and learn about last-of-its-kind aircraft. 

“We are pleased to host the Wings of Freedom Tour again.  This event ties in with several initiatives we host throughout the year to educate the public, particularly young people, about aviation and career opportunities in the industry,” said Darryl Wilkerson, President of Valair Aviation.  “The Wings of Freedom Tour is a great fit for Oklahoma City which has been a center of influence in the aerospace industry for more than a century.  We invite Oklahoma families to enjoy the spring weather and get a glimpse of an important time in our history.”

The Wings of Freedom Tour travels the nation as a flying tribute to honor the sacrifices made by our veterans and their families to allow us to enjoy our freedom. 

Visitors of the tour will be able to explore the aircraft inside and out as well as take a once-in-a-lifetime, 30-minute flight aboard one of the rare aircraft.  For full event details, visit

About Valair Aviation

Valair Aviation is a full service MRO and FBO providing quality, efficiency, and added value support. With over 70 years of experience, Valair has delivered customized solutions to private, commercial and government customers operating turbine and mid-size corporate jets. Valair has earned a highly respected reputation for its innovative engineering and performance enhancement solutions. In addition to maintenance, repair and overhauls, Valair also specializes in performance and surveillance upgrades, complete interior refurbishing, floor plan modifications, and customized paint. Valair Aviation is an AGC Aerospace & Defense company.  Learn more at

About The Collings Foundation

The Collings Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit educational foundation devoted to organizing living history events that allow people to learn more about their heritage and history through direct participation.  The nationwide Wings of Freedom tour is celebrating its 27th year and visits an average of 110 cities in over 35 states annually.  Since its start, tens of millions of people have seen the B-17, B-24 & P-51 display at locations everywhere.  The Wings of Freedom tour is one of the most extraordinary and unique interactive traveling historical displays of its kind.  Learn more at