Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Special Roar n' Soar E-news Edition

Fantasy of Flight E-news

Special Roar n' Soar E-news Edition 2009

It's just around the corner...

Roar n' Soar

Fantasy of Flight's annual two-day extravaganza of the world's finest classic land, sea, and air racing machines ever built. Bigger and better than ever!

Mark your calendar: Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8.

Fantasy of Flight Gives "Homefront Hugs"

At Roar n' Soar, join Fantasy of Flight in recognizing the dedication and sacrifices of the U.S. military.

Homefront Hugs USA, a volunteer organization, will be at the event boxing holiday care packages to send to troops stationed overseas.

Roar n' Soar guests can receive a $5 discount by donating any of the selected items (with a limit of one discount per person).

Items include:
- $20 AT&T prepaid phone card
- Bulk package of beef jerky
- Multi-packs of chewing gum
- Packages of note cards
- Packages of protein bars
- Multi-packs of canned fruit
- Bulk packages of hand sanitizing wipes

Roar n' Soar guests will also have an opportunity to write personal letters to the troops and help assemble care packages at the event.

Ker's WingHouse and Cold Stone Creamery will be dishing up wings and ice cream at the event, donating fifteen percent of their event sales to benefit Homefront Hugs USA.

Guinness World Record Holder Pushes Boundaries at Roar n' Soar

Neal Goss Hang Gliding

Neal Goss rocks our world, and we're betting he'll do the same for yours! Check out this enduring, thrill-seeking, gravity-defying, genuine hero during Roar n' Soar.

But you're going to have to look up to see him.

Neal Goss In Air

Not only was he a daring WWII bombardier with 50 missions in his book, but he is also the World's Oldest Living Hang Glider Pilot. Always eager to embrace a new challenge, Mr. Goss took up the sport at age 54, and he hasn't looked back (or should we say "down") since.

Mr. Goss, now 89, will be a featured performer at Roar n' Soar.

G. Willie Mail Call Graphic

All the planning for Roar n' Soar has sent Fantasy of
Flight into a whirlwind of activity. As the legendary Mustang Ace George Preddy would say, "Cripes A'Mighty!" It's not easy for a man-of-mystery (that's me, by the way) to find a subtle theme amidst all this inspiring chaos!

So I'll just dig into the mailbag...
Here's a letter. Odd... The i's are dotted with hearts, and I detect the faint aroma of Chanel No. 5...

"An Affectionate Fan" writes:
Willie, I was at the Roar 'n Soar last year. What a blast. Did I see you or was that some other dashingly handsome aviator with very good posture?

Well, Af-Fan, I sense you are a creature of some discrimination. The dashing aviator you allude to was probably none other than yours truly. Nobody has better posture. Plus Roar n' Soar is my favorite event of the year. Why, you ask? Hmmmm... Probably because it celebrates some of the most appealing aspects of humanity: fun, innovation, family, and SPEED!

Just look at all the fun I had!

Here I am on the slalom course... oops...

G. Willie on Slalom Course

Maybe I'll try my hand at boat racing....

G. Willie hanging out in a Classic Race Boat

Well, the truth is I was always a flyboy at heart...

G. Willie hitching a ride with a Powered Paraglider

I hear through the grapevine that this year is going to be packed with even more fun and surprises. So, "Affectionate Fan," I hope I'll see you there. (If I had eyelids, I would "wink" now.)

Despite veering off into this flight of fancy, G. Willie really does want your letters and questions. Do you have a question about any aspect of Fantasy of Flight? Just send it to G. Willie via his e-mail Also be on the lookout for G. Willie at this year's Roar n' Soar!

In This Issue

Help Give Homefront Hugs

Guinness World Record Holder Hang Glides

G. Willie's Roar n' Soar Fun

Online Tickets Available

Connect with Us

Feel the Rumble
Hear the Roar


- Car show featuring some of the most unique vehicles ever made!

- Sanctioned Slalom Course
- New! Dirt-slinging R/C short course truck and buggy racing
- New! Extreme sport cycling demonstrations

Interested in getting in on the action? Click here for details.


Non-stop splash and speed for water sport fans

- A regatta of classic race boats

- Elegant vintage watercraft displays

- Methane and nitro-powered R/C boat races

Click here to learn more about action on the water.


- Aerial demonstrations featuring some of the hottest vintage aircraft in the world!
- Giant scale R/C aircraft

- Powered paragliders

- Hang glider demonstrations with tandem flights available

Click here to learn more about the aerial action.

Kid's Crew

- Fun, games, and prizes

- Hands-on activities and contests geared just for kids

Roar n' Soar Tickets

Come check out all the action!

Roar n' Soar event hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009.

Single Day Tickets
$23.00 adult
$12.00 children (ages 6-15)

2-Day Tickets
$38.00 adult
$19.00 children (ages 6-15)

Children 5 and under are free and all prices include sales tax.

Click here to learn about our military rate, special discount offers or purchase Roar n' Soar tickets online.

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