"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
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|
A New Face in the Hangars
Fresh from the Barnstorming Era (and still dusty from her tumble through the time-space 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!
October 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.