WWII warplanes on display in El Cajon

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EL CAJON, Calif. – Three WWII-vintage heavy bombers and a fighter plane flew over San Diego and landed at El Cajon's Gillespie Field Monday as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour.

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” heavy bomber, Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” heavy bomber, B-25 Mitchell heavy bomber and P-51 Mustang fighter will be on public display until Wednesday. It is a rare opportunity for the public to see these historic airplanes.

Visitors can explore the aircraft inside and out for a fee of $12 for adults and $5 for children under 12. They can also sign up for flights on the planes.

A 30-minute flight on the B17 or B-24 is $450 per person. B-25 flights are $400 per person. Thrill-seekers can fly in the P-51 flighter for 30 minutes for $2,200 or a full hour for $3,200.

For reservations and information on flights, call 800-568-8924.