Town Square

Post a New Topic

Vintage war planes come to Moffett Field

Original post made on May 25, 2010

Three WWII-era fighter and bomber aircraft will be available for up-close exploration May 21 through 29 at Moffett Federal Airfield as part of the Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom Tour, a nationwide tour bringing rare wartime aircraft to the public.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 21, 2010, 11:23 AM

Comments (6)

2 people like this
Posted by dennis
a resident of Monta Loma
on May 25, 2010 at 12:50 pm

The B-17 and B-24 were the workhorses of the army air force particularily in the European theatre, and they are a sight to behold and hear as they fly overhead. We did the daylight bombing during the war and suffered many losses due to the flak and Me109 German fighters. Our airman were often very young, late teens to early twenties and the bombers were unpressurized and freezing. We owe a lot to these American warriors and I will definitely salute when they fly overhead. God bless America

8 people like this
Posted by Martin Omander
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jun 1, 2010 at 10:46 pm

I took my kids to see the planes last weekend and it was a lot of fun. It's amazing to see how these 66 year old planes are still flying and I'm sure many volunteer hours must have gone into the restoration of them.
It was also sobering to see how dangerous and cramped the lives of crew members on these bombers must have been. We owe them, and anyone else who served in the wars to make the world safe for democracy, our thanks.

Like this comment
Posted by its all about the money
a resident of Bailey Park
on May 27, 2016 at 11:17 am

should be less than 12 $ just to look at planes, there already selling rides for 3200$ what more do they want.

8 people like this
Posted by Whambulance
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on May 27, 2016 at 1:31 pm

I looked at them for free when they flew over my house. What more to YOU want?

6 people like this
Posted by Me
a resident of Willowgate
on May 27, 2016 at 1:53 pm

I want the F-4 Phantom flight experience. For free of course since I'm a special snowflake.

2 people like this
Posted by Greg David
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 27, 2016 at 5:27 pm

Greg David is a registered user.

I went up in the B-17 a couple years ago and at $450, I think it was a great value for an incredible experience. $3200 gets you a whole hour in the P51 Mustang. I think $12 is reasonable for crawling around in the planes, seeing as they fly all the way from Connecticut to be here and av-gas unfortunately does not flow from your garden hose. The Collings Foundation has done an incredible job at preserving living history and I am proud to support their efforts.

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 17 comments | 4,875 views

The Cost of Service
By Aldis Petriceks | 1 comment | 1,181 views

Couples: When Wrong Admit It; When Right; Shut Up
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 687 views