Betty Jane taxis in as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour. This is the first time the Collings Foundation has visited Yakima in several years, and it is a great opportunity to see these warbirds here again.
Tondelayo rolls in to McCormick Air Center for the first time in several years as part of the Wings of Freedom Tour. It has become a rare sight to see the three main US bombers in one spot. Betty Jane, the foundation's P-51C, was there too.
Witchcraft rolls in to McCormick Air Center for the first time in several years on the Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom Tour, with the B-17, B-25 and P-51 in tow. Seeing all three primary bombers and a fighter in one place is a rare occurrence now.
Known as "Guardian Angel" on her last deployment to Afghanistan with the Washington National Guard, this CH-47D is on her last mission before going through phase and being sold through the FMS program. The unit is already receiving new-build CH-47F's.
Usually a common sight around Yakima, I had not seen this particular C-12 around in a while, and now I know why. It was upgraded with the Common Missile Warning System and a Chaff/Flare dispenser on the back-right part of the fuselage.
This MH-47G, heading out just minutes before sunset on a life-fire exercise over the Yakima Training Center, was originally built as CH-47C 70-15029, and then remanufactured as an MH-47E, before being damaged in 2001 and re-built as an MH-47G.