Rob Collings Presented with the Aero Club of New England’s 2017 President’s Medal

The Aero Club of New England (ACONE) honored Rob Collings, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Pilot of the Collings Foundation with ACONE’s 2017 President’s Medal. The Medal is in recognition of the Foundation’s nearly four decades of support to the “Living History” program and its strong focus on the “Wings of Freedom Tour” which involves the preservation and operation of WWII aircraft.

The Wings of Freedom Tour has two goals. They are to honor the sacrifices made by our veterans that allow us to enjoy our freedom, and also to educate the visitors, especially younger Americans, about our national history and heritage. The Collings Foundation encourages people to tour the planes, talk to the veterans, who come to visit the aircraft, and also participate in a “flight experience”.

The medal was presented to Rob Collings by David Graham, ACONE Director Emeritus, on April 21, 2017 at the Somerset Club in Boston, MA.