Today, Monday August 22nd 2016, the Wings of Freedom Tour touched down at the Hazleton Regional Airport.
The event at the airport, named Wings Over Hazleton, will be held Monday from 9am until 8pm, Tuesday from 9 am until 8pm, and Wednesday from 9am until noon when the planes will leave.
Four WWII era aircraft can be seen at the event. A P-51C Mustang a B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-25 Mitchel, and the world's last fully restored B-24 Liberator. The b-24 is also the only plane at the event that is an actual combat veteran.
Along with the planes, Berwick's own "Stuie" Stuart Light Tank can be seen as well as multiple WWII era vehicles. On Tuesday from 9am until 8pm, a car show will take place on the grounds as well.
Planes can be seen from outside of the fence for free throughout the event. It costs $12 for adults and $6 for children to gain access to the planes and WWII era vehicles, including unlimited self-guided tours of both the B-17 and B-24 which can be toured from nose to tail.
Costs for flights range from $400 to over $3,000 depending on which plane, how long, and if you want to fly it yourself for a short time!
The price hasn't stopped many from experiencing this once in a lifetime opportunity, and all donations help keep these pieces of history alive and flying for future generations to enjoy.