Fun Facts of the 15th A continuing series of reflections in celebration of Fantasy of Flight's 15th birthday
Looking at our Baby Pictures
Like every proud parent whose youngster is facing a significant birthday, we like to break out those photos of the innocent early days. The teenage Fantasy of Flight might walk with a bit of a swagger, but it's time to remember where he came from. Walk down memory lane with us...
Airmen in Captivity: The POW Experience October 8 & 9
World War II created 93,941 prisoners of war. However, life in the prison camps bore little resemblance of what is depicted in the movies and on television. Before the prison gates closed behind them, these fierce young airmen survived catastrophic flying trauma only to be captured and imprisoned by the enemy. What lay ahead was a psychological battlefield armed with a barrage of interrogation, isolation, and brutal conditions.
Learn about facing the enemy without as well as the enemy within, from these true American heroes. This event features an open-forum/question-and-answer format with WWII prisoners of war. Click here to learn more.
nightFlight Paranormal Investigation: Phase II Limited Time: October 16 and 30
Don't miss this chance to participate in a true investigation into the supernatural--after hours. Led by Apollo Paranormal Investigations, participants will embark on a four-hour adventure to search between this world and the next for signs of supernatural activity using tools of the ghost hunting trade.
nightFlight Phase II features several new aspects that grew out of the initial investigations last year, including follow up on a mysterious female spirit "M" in the Officers Club; a new approach to the Carrier Deck emphasizing Naval carrier-based aircraft; new areas including the Restoration Shop; and an EVP experience within the PBY Catalina. Click here for more details about this unique real paranormal investigation. Reservations are required.
Haunted Hangar Storytelling Tour
Only in October at Fantasy of Flight
According to Fantasy of Flight's ace storytellers, "Aircraft are vehicles of intense sensation." Are those sensations responsible for all the spooky tales that haunt old airfields and follow vintage aircraft? What can we learn from them? The daily Haunted Hangar Storytelling Tour unspools entertaining yarns that are a little eerie and also quite inspiring: Lindbergh's companion spirits, the ghost of the Red Baron, The Lady be Good... and the dreaded "Dead Stick Landing!" Bwahahahahaha.
Fantasy of Flight's two-day, signature event is an All-American themed, family-friendly celebration featuring a car show, racing boat regatta and a stunning display of extreme sports rounded out with food, entertainment and a day of family activity. Event admission includes entry to the Fantasy of Flight attraction and exhibits.
Fantasy of Flight's
15th Anniversary Celebration:
November 26 - 28
This three-day celebration will include salutes to Fantasy of Flight early years, a variety of kid's activities, special surprises at 1500 hours each day and much more aviation fun for the entire family. The highlight of the anniversary extravaganza will be aerial demonstrations by 15 different planes over the long weekend. Following each aerial demonstration, an "Open Cockpit" opportunity will allow guests the chance to step into the cockpit of each of these legendary aircraft.
Fantasy of Flight is pleased to offer visitors who donate non-perishable food items $5 off full-priced adult general admission for each donation, Oct. 1 - Nov. 12, 2010. The food drive will benefit The Mission in Winter Haven.
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Fantasy of Flight will take your event out of the Ordinary and into the Extraordinary!
Hold your holiday gathering here with us.
Contact Event Sales Rep Christine Stevens
863-984-3500, ext. 263
What's Fantasy of Flight founder and owner Kermit Weeks up to? See for yourself on YouTube! Check these cool videos:
For a small donation, guests will be able to fire a round of pink paintballs at a canvas that will eventually become a work of art. The art will be auctioned off at the Winter Haven Hospital's annual gala on November 4th, 2010. A portion of the funds collected will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.