Celebrity EAA Aircraft Stops In for a Visit
EAA prize Husky cozies up with Fantasy of Flight airplanes in the Maintenance Hangar.
Visitors to Fantasy of Flight's Maintenance Hangar can't help but detect the ramped-up energy that precedes Roar n' Soar. So what happens when, all of a sudden, a new hotshot celebrity aircraft drops in for a visit?
Everything stops... and a smile of admiration creases everyone's face.
That's just what happened when the Experimental Aircraft Association's (EAA) 2010 "Share the Spirit" Sweepstakes Grand Prize Aviat Husky A-1C showed up on the field. Every year, the EAA offers up a very special aircraft as a prize in their fundraising sweepstakes. And for the months prior to the drawing, this sensational aircraft tours the country like the beauty queen she is. We were proud to hangar her for a few days around her appearance at the National Business Aviation Association's convention in nearby Orlando.
From the very beginning, Fantasy of Flight has always supported the efforts of the EAA to kindle camaraderie, passion, and access to recreational aviation. In fact, Fantasy of Flight owner Kermit Weeks sits on the EAA board and has donated a Maintenance Hangar to the EAA home field in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
To participate in the EAA sweepstakes, visit the EAA website. Maybe you will become the winner and take the beauty queen home!
|B-17 Crews Captivate Crowds
At Living History Symposium
For a few wonderful hours, Fantasy of Flight guests were transported back to the skies over Europe during World War II, thanks to the stories and insights of a lively group of veteran B-17 Flying Fortress pilots and crewmen on October 17 and 18. Appearing as part of "Living History: The Fearless Men of the B-17 Flying Fortress," the panel inspired laughter, tears, and excitement.
Coming up in future installments of Fantasy of Flight's Living History Symposiums
: Tuskegee Airmen in February, WASP in March, and American Figher Aces in May 2010.