Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Last Minute Reminder: Special Opportunities to Meet Tuskegee Airmen

Fantasy of Flight


Don't miss an opportunity to learn history directly from the heroes themselves.

In honor of Black History Month, Fantasy of Flight is presenting "They Dared to Fly" as part of our Living History Symposium Series this Thursday-Saturday, February 18-20, 2010. Original Tuskegee Airmen will reunite to share their personal experiences of wartime military service during segregated America.



Tuskegee Graphic
Airmen scheduled to appear:

Dr. Roscoe C. Brown
Lt. Col. Leo Gray
Lt. Col. Hiram Mann

Fantasy of Flight's permanent multi-media Tuskegee Airmen exhibit and vintage aircraft collection, including the P-51C Mustang, provides the perfect backdrop for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Each day will offer several chances for guests to interact with America's first black fighter pilots:

Daily Schedule:
(Subject to change without notice)

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m - Symposium 

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Meet and Greet   

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Symposium
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Meet and Greet


Open Cockpit Days are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 20 only. Free for Annual Pass holders and available to single day admission guests for an additional fee, this experience allows you to climb into the cockpit of some historic beauties from the aircraft collection.

The award-winning, WUSF Public Broadcasting-produced documentary "Plant City Goes to War" and its partner production "Tampa Goes to War" will be showcased throughout each day. 

SPECIAL PROGRAM: Living Legends Luncheon

(Separate Ticket Required)
Enjoy an intimate lunch with several Tuskegee Airmen for an even more personal storytelling hour. The luncheon will be held from noon - 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 19 only at the Orlampa Conference Center. Tickets are $65 plus tax per person and include attraction admission. 

Click here to make your reservation for the Friday luncheon. NOTE: Reservations to the Living Legends Luncheon will close at noon tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Sponsored in-part by:

WUSF Public Broadcasting 


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