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December 2011

2011 RnS logo5th Annual

Roar n' Soar

Truly a

High-Octane Blast

 
 A few snaps of this year's event--

 

Motocross jumper at 2011 RnS

 RC aircraft and enthusiasts at 2011 RnS

 

P-51 D model takes off at 2011 RnS

 

 

Plus for you lovers of the moving image... fasten your seatbelts!

Roar & Soar 2011 Trailer
Now it's time to start planning next year's thrills!!!!

 GiftListFantasy of Flight Must-Have Gift List

 

Smilin' Jack and his elves have put together a list of irresistable treats from Fantasy of Flight for all their pals. See what  suits you!

 

For brainiac Eddie Micrometer Cotterpin, the 2nd (EMC2):

Some terrific books from the giftshop, especially books about his heroes, like Frank Whittle and Lindy!

 

For thrill-seeking wing-walking Penelope H. Sparstrutter: An  open cockpit ride with Waldo Wright in one of his gorgeous biplanes. Of course, Waldo may have to tie her down to keep her from climbing out on the wing!

 

For Rosie the Riveter: A coupon to challenge Xavier's record on Wing WalkAir. Rosie is pretty competitive and loves to prove that "she can do it!"

 

For that special someone that they love the best: an Annual Pass to Fantasy of Flight--the gift that gives all year round!

Toys4TotsGive a Little. Share the joy!
 

Fantasy of Flight is an official drop off location for Toys for Tots of Polk County. Please consider donating a new unwrapped toy to make the holiday extra special for a child in need.

TuskegeeDanielKeelTuskegee Airman Daniel Keel Visits Fantasy of Flight
Daniel Keel Tuskegee Airman Dec 2011
Daniel Keel pauses in front of Fantasy of Flight's C-Model Mustang, which is painted in the colors of the Tuskegee Airmen.

Triple rated as a navigator, bombardier, and pilot, Daniel Keel was already an extraordinarily skilled member of the World War II U.S. Army Air Corps. Add to that the fact that he was flying as part of the 477th Bomber Group  --an outfit filled with legendary Tuskegee Airmen--and his Congressional Gold Medal is more than amply justified. 

 

Fantasy of Flight was thrilled to host Mr. Keel and his family during a recent visit. Look for more original Tuskegee Airmen to share their stories of courage, both in the sky and within their own society, during February's Legends & Legacies program, "They Dared to Fly: Tuskegee Airmen."

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In this Issue:

What's on Your Fantasy of Flight Shopping List?

 

Share the Holiday with Toys for Tots

  

Tuskegee Airman Drops By for a Visit

 

Teach-In "Lights that Spark"

 

Velocity Comes to Fantasy of Flight

 

Wing WalkAir Record Challenge

   

Connect with Us

 

Mark Your Calendar: 2012 is Going to be BIG 

GreatAmericanTeachInOutreach at
Teach-In "Lights that Spark"

 

Two Fantasy of Flight All-Stars, Paul Stecewycz and Betsy Brown, did a great job at inspiring students at the Great American Teach-In at Polk County Elementary School. Both of them brought the spirit of Fantasy of Flight to youngsters, truly "lighting that spark within"! 

 

Paul S. Great American Teach in 2011
Restoration Specialist Paul Stecewycz shares aviation lore with 5th graders.
Betsy at Great American Teach in 2011

Performer Betsy Brown tells true-life stories of wing walking to 4th graders.

 

 

VelocityChannelFantasy of Flight the site of Velocity Channel Special
 
C model fly by thrills crowd and camera Velocity Nov 2011

Discovery Network's brand new channel, Velocity, selected Fantasy of Flight as the site for a speed-and-thrill packed episode of its new show Milllion Dollar Collections. Shooting interviews and flying segments over two days, the show got even more than they bargained for... and so did Fantasy of Flight guests.

 

Kermit interviewed for Velocity Channel Nov. 2011
Kermit interviewed for Velocity Channel.
 
WingWalkAirChallengeCan You Beat Xavier? Do You Dare?
Wing WalkAir Ropes Course Champ

It didn't take long for the competitive streak in Fantasy of Flight's staff to rear its head... and start hauling butt! Check out the current Wing WalkAir champ Xavier as he teaches us all how it's done.

 

Think you can beat him?

 
MarkYourCalendarMark Your Calendars!
2012 is Going to be a Fantastic Year!
 
January 2012: Premiere of an unforgettable tour of the Sunshine State's natural treasures: golden fruit, glittering water, pioneer heritage, and priceless ecology.

 

February 9-11: Legends & Legacies -- "They Dared to Fly": Tuskegee Airmen.
 See Brochure.

 

March 2-3: Legends & Legacies -- "Breaking All Barriers": Amazing Women in American History. See Brochure

 

March 16-18: Boy Scout Aviation Camporee.  Learn More.

 

Plus! Plus! Plus!

  • A brand new expanded tour of heretofore unseen elements of the "World's Greatest Aircraft Collection"
  • Fantastic new additions to the collection representing the most exciting eras of flight
  • Thrilling new editions of Mustangs & Mustangs as well as Roar n' Soar
  • More Legends & Legacies events
  • Plenty of other surprises... You'll learn about them first in your trusty e-newsletter!