We have dropped plenty of hints about something special... Now prepare yourself for an utterly new adventure up in the air...
Some call it a "Ropes Course." But we prefer to call it a "Confidence Course" because it will convert meek-and-mild you into a Thrill-Hungry, Wing-Walking, Super-You! Three levels of adventure at 40+ feet and 33 challenges plus 600 screaming feet of zip line--all over water and parallel with Fantasy of Flight's legendary runway...
Is that enough to push your boundaries?
We'll see you at Wing Walk Air. Coming Fall 2011. Watch Fantasy of Flight's website for more developments, including special rates for Annual Pass Holders!
During World War II, American Prisoners of War (POWs) utilized a variety of tactics and innovations, from encoding messages to creating elaborate tunnel systems. The Great Escape was a mass exodus attempt from a camp which the Germans considered to be practically escapeproof. However, the prisoners formed an evacuation committee and developed a way to free themselves.
Legends & Legacies symposiums provide the audience with an opportunity to learn first-hand the personal struggles, challenges, and accomplishments of these amazing Americans. Although the path was not always easy, they faced their challenges with amazing courage and strength. Don't miss these rare opportunities to meet and celebrate real heroes. Learn more about this captivating event, which will take place on October 14-15.
nightFlight Fans Rejoice!
New Dates Announced for Phase 3
October 1 and 29
Phase 1 and 2 of nightFlight netted a treasure trove of paranormal evidence and have focused the next phase of the investigation to seek out specific "high response" areas at Fantasy of Flight.
Welcome to nightFlight Phase 3:
· Who are "Melissa" and the British spirit who urge us to stay in the Carrier Deck?
· Are those long-gone Rosie the Riveters who whistle and call at the B-17?
· What prompts the emotional vortex that repeats itself in the Officers Club?
· What new data awaits our investigators during Phase 3?
Reservations are now open for the October 1 and 29 nightFlight investigations. Click here to make your reservation now.
Check Out its New Pad
A celebrated recent visitor the the hangars, the Sikorsky S-39, was recently up for its annual inspection. Like every other aircraft (and many humans), this airplane is highly specialized and has its own unique qualities. Dick and Pat Jackson, the good folks who originally restored and currently own "The Spirit of Igor," travelled all the way from New Hampshire to guide the Aircraft Department through the details of its annual. Also, Dick was happy to familiarize Kermit Weeks with all its systems during a shared test flight.
Dick and Pat Jackson celebrate "The Spirit of Igor" with Kermit Weeks.
Dick and Pat's passion for this aircraft dates back to 1964, when they tracked the then-decrepit hull from deep in Alaska. Starting with that hull, they invested 40 years in searching out every component and lovingly rebuilding it. Pat remarks, "It's not it. It's them! It probably took five different aircraft to make this one!" They tell the whole story on their fascinating website.
Having the airplane as a visitor in the collection is a point of pride for Fantasy of Flight. And Dick and Pat agree that it couldn't be in better hands than Kermit's.
Airplanes aren't the only thing...
Love is in the Air too!
For years, we've been saying vintage aviation is wildly romantic, and now the proof is in! No less than four recent guests have departed their visit to Fantasy of Flight forever altered. They walked in as single folks, but they left engaged.
Gregory Painter and Maritza Osorio had their first date at Fantasy of Flight. A year to the day later, they returned. Gregory dropped to his knee and proposed to Maritza in front of the Ford Trimotor.
In another romantic moment only a month later, Wynn Watson asked gently for the hand of Lana Warren in the Officers Club. The B-24 provided just the right mood lighting.
Both young ladies said, "Yes!"
By the way, did we happen to mention that Fantasy of Flight is a great venue for a wedding?