A B-17 Flying Fortress, a P-51 Mustang, and a B-24 Liberator – part of The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom tour – were scheduled to arrive Monday, but rain delayed their flights. Visitors are welcome to tour the inside of the vintage aircraft and 30-minute flights also are available, organizers said. Viewing the exterior of […]

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The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom tour will bring a B-17 Flying Fortress, a P-51 Mustang, and a B-24 Liberator to the Santa Maria Public Airport from Monday through Wednesday. American warbirds, crucial to winning World War II, are coming to the Central Coast next week.  The Collings Foundation’s Wings of Freedom tour will bring […]

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By Julian J. Ramos/Staff Writer jramos@santamariatimes.com Although no grades will be handed out after a drill simulating a plane crash Wednesday at Santa Maria Public Airport, officials from the city and the airport said the exercise served as a valuable test run for a real-life incident. Coordinated chiefly by the Santa Maria Public Airport District […]

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A simulated plane crash is scheduled for today at Santa Maria Public Airport. The airport will remain open for normal operations during this exercise, and people in the terminal, Pepper Garcia’s restaurant and general aviation areas will be notified of the drill, city of Santa Maria officials said. The drill – involving the city police […]

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A simulated plane crash is scheduled for Wednesday at Santa Maria Public Airport, city of Santa Maria officials announced. The airport will remain open for normal operations during this exercise, and people in the terminal, Pepper Garcia’s restaurant and general aviation areas will be notified of the drill, the city said. The mass-casualty scenario is […]

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