For thrill-seeking wing-walkingPenelope H. Sparstrutter: An open cockpit ride with Waldo Wright in one of his gorgeous biplanes. Of course, Waldo may have to tie her down to keep her from climbing out on the wing!
ForRosie the Riveter: A coupon to challenge Xavier's record on Wing WalkAir. Rosie is pretty competitive and loves to prove that "she can do it!"
Fantasy of Flight is an official drop off location for Toys for Tots of Polk County. Please consider donating a new unwrapped toy to make the holiday extra special for a child in need.
Tuskegee Airman Daniel Keel Visits Fantasy of Flight
Daniel Keel pauses in front of Fantasy of Flight's C-Model Mustang, which is painted in the colors of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Triple rated as a navigator, bombardier, and pilot, Daniel Keel was already an extraordinarily skilled member of the World War II U.S. Army Air Corps. Add to that the fact that he was flying as part of the 477th Bomber Group --an outfit filled with legendary Tuskegee Airmen--and his Congressional Gold Medal is more than amply justified.
Fantasy of Flight was thrilled to host Mr. Keel and his family during a recent visit. Look for more original Tuskegee Airmen to share their stories of courage, both in the sky and within their own society, during February's Legends & Legacies program, "They Dared to Fly: Tuskegee Airmen."
Two Fantasy of Flight All-Stars, Paul Stecewycz and Betsy Brown, did a great job at inspiring students at the Great American Teach-In at Polk County Elementary School. Both of them brought the spirit of Fantasy of Flight to youngsters, truly "lighting that spark within"!
Restoration Specialist Paul Stecewycz shares aviation lore with 5th graders.
Performer Betsy Brown tells true-life stories of wing walking to 4th graders.
Fantasy of Flight the site of Velocity Channel Special
Discovery Network's brand new channel, Velocity, selected Fantasy of Flight as the site for a speed-and-thrill packed episode of its new show Milllion Dollar Collections. Shooting interviews and flying segments over two days, the show got even more than they bargained for... and so did Fantasy of Flight guests.
Kermit interviewed for Velocity Channel.
Can You Beat Xavier? Do You Dare?
It didn't take long for the competitive streak in Fantasy of Flight's staff to rear its head... and start hauling butt! Check out the current Wing WalkAir champ Xavier as he teaches us all how it's done.
Think you can beat him?
Mark Your Calendars!
2012 is Going to be a Fantastic Year!
January 2012: Premiere of an unforgettable tour of the Sunshine State's natural treasures: golden fruit, glittering water, pioneer heritage, and priceless ecology.
February 9-11: Legends & Legacies -- "They Dared to Fly": Tuskegee Airmen.
March 2-3: Legends & Legacies -- "Breaking All Barriers": Amazing Women in American History. See Brochure.
March 16-18: Boy Scout Aviation Camporee. Learn More.
Plus! Plus! Plus!
A brand new expanded tour of heretofore unseen elements of the "World's Greatest Aircraft Collection"
Fantastic new additions to the collection representing the most exciting eras of flight
Thrilling new editions of Mustangs & Mustangs as well as Roar n' Soar
More Legends & Legacies events
Plenty of other surprises... You'll learn about them first in your trusty e-newsletter!