Please take a moment to comment on the LHFE program (Collings Foundation)

Please also see this post.

If you have been impacted by the work of the Collings Foundation or any other Living History Flight Experience (LHFE), please take a moment and comment on the the current docket regarding the renewal of the Collings Foundation LHFE program.

From the Collings Foundation…

[…] In the coming months, federal agencies will be reviewing the LHFE program for not only our organization, but many other organizations nationwide who continue to fly vintage aircraft as a part of their educational mission. As these reviews take place, we feel it is important for the voices of those impacted by the Wings of Freedom Tour over the years to be heard. We need to let federal agencies know that the LHFE program is important to you and other American citizens as an educational tool. […]

Rob Collings, An Important Message from the Collings Foundation, October 14, 2019
B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine”
B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine”

On the loss of life and the crash of ‘Nine-O-Nine’

EAA 104 is saddened by the loss of life and the loss of ‘Nine-O-Nine’ at Bradley International Airport today. We wish the best to all parties involved.

Boeing B-17 Nine-O-Nine - By Tascam3438 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
Boeing B-17 Nine-O-Nine – By Tascam3438 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

More information via Flying Magazine…

Concession Stand during Collings Foundation 2019 Visit to KVPZ

Stop by EAA 104’s pavilion at Porter County Regional Airport this weekend. See the awesome airplanes that the Collings Foundation brought to our local airport and grab some food while you’re there. Support your local EAA!

EAA 104 concession stand during the 2019 Collings Foundation visit.

All Hands on Deck – The Wings of Freedom Tour is Coming!

The Valparaiso Tour Stop of the Wings of Freedom Tour is this coming weekend, Thursday August 1st to Sunday August 4th.

Volunteers needed!

The bombers arrive at approx 12 noon on Aug 1 and depart on Monday Aug 5 in the AM.

Volunteers are needed during the following times…

  • Thursday – 8/1 – 11A to 5P
  • Friday – 8/2 – 11A to 5P – We need to set up the Pancake Griddle Friday Afternoon
  • Saturday – 8/3 – 8A to 5P – Pancakes from 8A to 10:30
  • Sunday – 8/4 – 8A to 5P – (or close when we run out of food)
The Collings Foundation B-17G “Nine-O-Nine”. Photo Credit: Ken Litko