May 2, 2013 - The Spirit of Liberty Foundation is calling for antique, military, and experimental aircraft owners to join in a cross-county flight beginning the first week of July to honor and raise awareness for the past, present, and future armed forces.
The tour, Liberty Flies Across America, will depart from San Diego June 28 and stop at multiple airfields and military bases across the country, including Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 27, during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.
The tour will conclude on the East Coast, as it flies from Washington, D.C., over Philadelphia, down the Hudson River, and lands in New York on September 11, just in time to honor the fallen victims of 9/11.
Whenever possible, participating planes will carry a wounded warrior or member of a fallen hero's family on segments of the tour to inspire support for servicemen and -women who have risked and are risking their lives to protect our freedom.
The Spirit of Liberty Foundation is working with aviation organizations such as AOPA, the Antique Aircraft Association, and EAA to assemble this event and is also encouraging the public to get involved in whatever way they can.
Various volunteer opportunities are available for people who would like to help, but do not necessary want to fly in the tour itself. Everyone who participates in Liberty Flies Across America will receive a special certificate of acknowledgment, and will be listed on the American Patriotic Pilots Honor Roll, which will then be displayed at participating airports.
For more information about Liberty Flies Across America, contact project director Jonathan Bave at firstname.lastname@example.org.