Kick the tires and light the fires!, Messerschmitt Me 262 “White 1”
At long last, seven years since this photo was taken over Puget Sound WA, the Collings Foundation’s Messerschmitt Me 262 “White 1” will be visiting several stops on the Wings of Freedom tour throughout 2013 for display and available for training and type rating flights. The first appearance will be at the Historic Aviation Memorial Museum / Tyler Pounds Regional Airport in Texas, March 15 th to 17 th.
This world-class replica will be flying in from its current base at the Foundation’s Houston facility in Ellington Field. After the first stop in Tyler, we have plans to bring it to Frontiers of Flight Museum at Dallas Love Field then to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
The official grand debut will be held at Scottsdale Airport on Friday, April 12 th. This stop is particularly significant as it is somewhat of a homecoming for this extraordinary venture. The late Judge Lou Werner who lived in the Scottsdale area started the Me 262 “White 1” project. Judge Werner had spent years invested in seeing this iconic jet aircraft take to the skies before donating the plane to the Collings Foundation in 2008. Judge Werner’s family will be on hand to see the plane in its most pristine condition flying in his memory.
For the first time in history, the Collings Foundation will be offering unusual attitude / upset training and type rating flight programs in the Me 262 at certain Wings of Freedom tour locations or the Foundation’s Houston facility. Certain pre-requisites exist to qualify.
For more information visit the Collings Foundation
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