U.S. Aviation Firepower On Display At L.I. Airport
The American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport is hosting "Wings, Wheels and Tracks," a gathering of the great fighters, bombers and armor of WW II.

The exhibit offers a chance to tour the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress, a B-24 Liberator bomber and a P-51 Mustang fighter, through Labor Day, Monday Sept. 3.

The aircraft will also offer once-in-a-lifetime flight experiences, museum officials said. In addition, show organizers are expecting to display one of the most potent adversaries of Allied air power during World War II, the revolutionary German Me 262 jet, also known by its official moniker, the Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe ("Swallow").

Several families in our area have already been enjoying a history lesson.

Doug Mahan attended with his son, said: " Hollywood does not do a good job showing what these guys went through for our freedom."

The B-17 and the B-24, mighty four engine bombers that pummeled America's enemies during World War II, will offer flight experiences for a donation of $425 per person.