Fantasy of Flight E-news

November 2011

"I Feel the Need... the Need...for Speed!" 

Two-Day Racing Extravaganza of

Classic Air, Land, and Sea Vehicles

Returns to Fantasy of Flight for Fifth Year 

2011 RnS logo


The waiting is nearly over. Only a few more days.


Check out the Roar n' Soar webpage for details about how to attend or participate.  Roar n' Soar showcases gravity- and speed-defying stunts of vintage aircraft and racing boats, powered paragliders, motocross bikes, rare and classic cars, and more. Plus the World's Greatest Aircraft Collection! Fun for the whole family.

Roar n' Soar Highlights
Roar n' Soar Highlights

penelopeA New Face in the Hangars

Fresh from the Barnstorming Era (and still dusty from her tumble through the time-spPenelope H. Sparstrutter, Wing Walker Extraordinaireace vortex), Penelope H. Sparstrutter, Wing Walker Extraordinaire, joins Fantasy of Flight's cast of "lost in time" characters.


Penelope was the pride and joy of Sparstrutter's Flying Circus, founded by her dad, Marcellus Sparstrutter. She was just a tiny tot, when she crawled out on Daddy Marcellus's wing and TOOK HER FIRST STEPS! As she grew up she always pushed her boundaries further and further...


Her favorite pilot was always her old pal from Sparstrutter Airfield, Smilin' Jack Eagle. Maybe Penny even felt a spark for Jack, but he was so smitten with his Jenny airplane that he never noticed her smiles and sighs. She loved to walk on Jack's wing... but one day he just disappeared. Poof... gone.


Her search through time has led her here... to Fantasy of Flight. She found Jack, but Penelope also found a lot of other really interesting people and airplanes. Now Jack will have to wait his turn for her attention!

BreastCancerEventsOctober 22: A Pink Day at

Fantasy of Flight  


The "Making Strides against Breast Cancer" walk proved to be a great success. From their website: "Many, many thanks to all of the amazing teams that participated in Saturday's walk. Together, we covered the runway of Fantasy of Flight, and painted it PINK! With your help, we raised over $100,000 to support the fight against breast cancer." Top participant "Pacesetter" Jerri Huntt, walking with the Watson Clinic Women's Center team, single-handedly raised $3,142.68 in donations.


And "The Big Pink Ribbon" project raised spirits and awareness. Check out the process and the inspiring outcome.


Pink Ribbon teams organizing on field

Pink Ribbon underway on ramp

 Pink Ribbon final photo 



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Penelope H. Sparstrutter Makes her Debut


Pink Victory at Fantasy of Flight


Lights! Camera! Aircraft!


Let us Eat Cake


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LightsCamerasAircraftCameras Roll

at Fantasy of Flight

Recent visitors to Fantasy of Flight have noticed the camera crews working. A recent project--helmed by Jon Anderson and a talented video crew from Valencia College--was to create a video entirely edited from still images that bring life to the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor segment of We are the Past,  the Fantasy of Flight audio experience. The result should be a lot like a moving picture book! 


Tri-Motor Making its Entrance
The star makes her entrance.
Crew from Valencia Community College
Great crew from Valencia College.
Cast of 1929 period extrasat Tri-Motor shoot
Familiar faces in 1929 garb.
Kermit plays the pilot
Kermit as the 1929 pilot (using a new-fangled contrivance on a break)

The cameras were brought out again just a few days later; however, this time the crew and the talent were all "in-house." And the "star" was the Travel Air 4000, which is being filmed for another project altogether. 


Our editor gave us an early glance of the footage, but he's still working on the final product. We all agree that--just like the Tri-Motor--she has star quality!

Travel Air.wmv 

YummyCakeIt Tastes as Good as it Looks!
Jose's Strawberry Shortcake
The Compass Rose Diner's own Chef Jose is an artist... and his creations offer endless joy for all his diners. Check out what he whipped up today: an utterly unique Strawberry Shortcake.
RewardforSharingA Reward for Sharing
The Mission helps the neediest

Fantasy of Flight is pleased to offer visitors who donate non-perishable food items $5.00 off regular admission for each donation through Nov. 14. The month-long food drive will benefit The Mission in Winter Haven. Although all non-perishable food items will be accepted, the food banks are in greatest need of rice, pasta, canned fruits and vegetables. Every person in a group must bring a food item to qualify for the discount at Fantasy of Flight. The donated foods must be presented at the attraction's admissions counter to qualify for the discount. Not valid with any other offers or discounts.