The B-17 and B-24 bombers are important pieces of history that the nonprofit Collins Foundation keeps in top running order.
The Wings of Freedom Tour, which comes to town today through Wednesday, has visited the Tri-Cities every other year or so since 1986, said Malin Bergstrom with Bergstrom Aircraft in Pasco.
"The tour doesn't always consistently visit cities like it does here," Bergstrom said. But Tri-Citians have continued to come out in droves when the bombers come to town.
"There's always a big turnout for this tour, and that's why the Collins Foundation continues to bring Wings of Freedom here every couple of years," Bergstrom said. "People in the Tri-Cities know its important to honor our military history."
Not only will there be an exhibition on the tarmac at Bergstrom Aircraft, 4102 Stearman Ave., near the Tri-Cities Airport, but the foundation also will provide an opportunity to learn how to be a fighter pilot.
For $2,200, you'll get a half hour of flight training in the air in the P-51C fighter jet. A full hour costs $3,200.
If you would like to take a leisurely 30-minute flight in one of the bombers, it will cost $425. For reservations, call 800-568-8924.
Ground tours are from 2 to 5 p.m. today, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday. General admission at the gate is $12 for adults and $6 for kids and free to all military veterans.