Fantasy of Flight E-news April  2012


Airplanes! Airplanes!!

And More Airplanes!!!!


Without a doubt, Fantasy of Flight is in the midst of a fantastic growth spurt in the collection. New arrivals are coming in at a thrilling rate.  It truly feels like Christmas almost every day.


A long awaited and quite large package arrived from The Vintage Aviator Ltd. in New Zealand. Inside were not one, but two, perfect works of art.


First out rolled the Sopwith Snipe. 

 Sopwith Snipe exits container


And then the Albatros D-Va.  

 Albatros exits container


Both of these perfect reproductions feature completely rebuilt and operational ORIGINAL engines. Will there ever be a dogfight between these two beauties?That's a bit doubtful since Kermit will probably be their only pilot to fly them!


But the thrills just kept on coming...  Within a couple days, another truck arrived. This time it carried an even more unusual flying machine to join the collection: a Pitcairn Autogiro. 

Pitcairn Autogiro arrives on truck (w KW)

The assembly activities have kept the hangars buzzing as wings go on the Albatros and a large group of giro enthusiasts piece together the Pitcairn. The first to test was the Autogiro. And the results speak for themselves!


Pitcairn Autogiro 

Moms Love Us Too!
Fantasy of Flight
And She'll Really Love this Special:
 Moms Come to Fantasy of Flight Free on Mother's Day Weekend
Fantasy of Flight is offering free admission to all mothers when accompanied by a paying guest. Any paid youth or adult admission ticket qualifies as the accompanying paid admission. Offer valid Thursday, May 10 - Sunday, May 13, 2012. Not valid with any other offers or discounts.
National Military Appreciation Month is May
A Special Thank You from Fantasy of Flight


 Fantasy of Flight is pleased to honor the brave individuals of our armed forces by extending free admission to all U.S active-duty, retired, and reserve military, May 1-31, 2012, Guests must present a current ID to qualify for the free general admission ticket. Not valid with any other offers or discounts.
In This Issue
Legends & Legacies
Aircraft Collection Expands
Mother's Day Reward
Military Appreciation
nightFlight: New Date
A Huge Time was Had by All

nightFlight artwork 

 New Investigation Date:

 April 28 


The last nightFlight investigation filled up quickly and resulted in a wealth of valuable observations and data. If you were unable to attend or, like many former guests, wish to return--PLEASE clear your calendar for April 28.  

Learn more about nightFlight

 nightFlight guests test EMF 102811 

 Reservations are now open for the April 28 nightFlight investigation.


MustangsandMustangsLooking Back at a 

Weekend for the Record Books 


Wow! Fantasy of Flight has been the source of lots of aircraft excitement the last few weeks... and that was just the warm up for the thrill that was the weekend of Splash-In and Mustangs & Mustangs. Check out these fun photos while we catch our breath!


Splash-In Graphic

  Thursday, March 29
2012 Splash-In 1 

 2012 Splash-In 2

2012 Splash-In 3

Mustangs & Mustangs Graphic

Saturday, March 31 


2012 M&M T34 formation 

2012 M&M FiFi Fly-by 

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