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fantasyofflight.November  2012

American military heroes will not only get special recognition during the two-day "Veterans Day Salute: A Celebration of Service" coming up Nov. 10-11 at Fantasy of Flight, but some who have fascinating personal stories will share those amazing accounts during a weekend of living history. 

Thrilling Veterans Day Salute weekend features:

  • Special tours of facilities, including all day access to Golden Hill
  • Multiple demonstrations of legendary warrior aircraft throughout the day -- all flown by Fantasy of Flight founder Kermit Weeks.
  • Encore presentations by remarkable heroes of "Legends & Legacies" PLUS meet-and-greet autograph sessions
  • Unforgettable high-flying tribute to the Stars and Stripes
  • Special heart-warming tribute to the "Spirit of the Fighter" by Fantasy of Flight's own Dash McCloud
  • R/C aircraft demonstrations (Sunday only)
  • Try your hand at riveting with Rosie. Plus -- on Sunday --  meet a veteran Rosie who crafted B-24 Liberators!


Fantasy of Flight is offering free admission both days to all veterans with valid military ID, while the special Veterans Day Salute festivities are included with regular admission for the general public and for annual pass holders.

Fantasy of Flight Partners with
Pilots for Kids to Lift Spirits
On November 30, Gee Bee Zee and his pals will give a special lift to hundreds of hospitalized children. Fantasy of Flight founder  Kermit Weeks has donated 500 copies of his award-winning children's book All of Life is a School, to be distributed by a wonderful group of benevolent aviators called Pilots for Kids (PFK).
 AoLiaS cover
According to the PFK website, "Pilots For Kids members include major, national and regional airline crewmembers, corporate, military and private pilots along with aviation enthusiasts.  The uniformed crewmembers meet at the children's facilities with their arms full of toys and goodies for the kids. The delight in the children's eyes cannot be explained in words as they see the pilots and flight attendants, wearing their stripes and wings, coming down the hallways to visit them. "
We think All of Life is a School  should bring  a  smile to their faces. Watch this space next month for photos!

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Benoist Propels Forward
Benoist 2014 - Propeller
Benoist 2014 - Propeller

Fantasy of Flight's own Ken Kellett takes you backstage at Sensenich Propellers to see the progress on the Benoist XIV's propeller.  The clock is ticking ... January 1, 2014 is fast approaching! Check out the Benoist2014 blog to see how this story unfolds! Subscribe to keep up with each exciting chapter.
In This Issue
Veterans Day Salute: A Celebration of Service
Gee Bee Zee and Pals Join up with Pilots for Kids to Bolster Spirits
Benoist Propels Toward 2014
Kermie Cam: Fabulous Mustang Flying
A Season for Giving: Toys for Tots
Kermie Cam:
Thrilling Red-Tail
C-Model Mustang
Flight in 3 Parts

GoPro - Kermie Cam - P 51C Mustang - Part 1
Kermie Cam - P 51C Mustang - Part 1
GoPro - Kermie Cam - P 51C Mustang - Part 2

Kermie Cam - P 51C Mustang -

Part 2

GoPro - Kermie Cam - P 51C Mustang - Part 3

Kermie Cam - P 51C Mustang -

Part 3

A message from Kermit Weeks about these videos:
"You Are There! We've posted a couple of Kermie Cam videos with planes from the early days of flight, so we thought it would be nice to jump ahead in time and fly something from the WWII period. Step into the cockpit of a P-51C Mustang with me and go over the pre-flight check list. Get a first hand glimpse of what it is like to sit at the controls of this magnificent machine, and prepare to fly it. In parts one and two, you'll see my pre-flight preparation. Then in part three, we'll take to the skies."
For more of Kermit's adventures--both at home and abroad--keep an eye on Kermit's Facebook page. No telling what may turn up!



In its annual tradition, Fantasy of Flight is pleased to offer visitors who donate an unwrapped toy $5.00 off full priced admission for each donation, Nov. 19 - Dec. 2.  The month-long toy drive will benefit Toys for Tots of Polk County.  Learn details and guidelines about this special offer.

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