Who Doesn't Love a Mustang...
... whether it's a Ford Mustang from any era or a P-51 World War II fighter?
Fantasy of Flight's thrilling annual spring car and vintage airplane show, now in its 14th year, is the only Mustang event that showcases both restored P-51 Mustang aircraft and Ford Mustang autos of all eras, ages, and styles.
Show cars compete for a "People's Choice" award and the rare, restored P-51 fighters perform live aerial demonstrations. Children's activities, entertainment, and photo opportunities are part of the special event, which each year attracts new fans with a shared passion for the restoration of aircraft and automobiles. Learn more!
In honor of Women's History Month, Fantasy of Flight's Legends & Legacies Symposium series continues with "Breaking All Barriers: The Amazing Women of WWII" on March 4 & 5, 2011. This program will feature original WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) and also celebrate other ladies who filled non-traditional roles such as "Rosie the Riveter."
During WWII many women found their opportunities and responsibilities expanded as the men went off to war. From the bravery of the WASP, the first females to fly military aircraft, to the strength and motivation that was symbolized by women joining the male-dominated work force, the women of WWII made an impact on our society and the world.
Kermit Weeks and WASP, 2010. Photo by William A. Ruzin.
Don't miss this rare opportunity to meet and share in the adventures of these inspiring women.
Learn more about all the Legends & Legacies programs here.
More Symposium News!
Tuskegee Airmen Light that Spark Within
Record-breaking crowds of Tuskegee Airmen fans of all ages gathered for the inspiring words of their legendary heroes at the February symposiums.
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April Legends and Legacies Program
Calculated Risk: The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle
Join us on April 15-16 for a touching tribute to the extraordinary life of Jimmy Doolittle as told by his granddaughter and author, Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, who will present an intimate view of the life of this aviation pioneer and World War II hero who led the famous Doolittle Raiders. Learn more about Ms. Hoppes and her work.