On Thursday, June 27th the Sikorsky S-43 took the next step on its journey as it was welcomed to its new home here at Fantasy of Flight. Local media stations WFLA Channel 8, WTSP Channel 10 and Fox 13 were there to document this historic moment (See us on Fox 13 here) as it rolled through the Fantasy of Flight arch on its way to the hangars. This iconic piece of aviation history will be on display during our Restoration Shop Tour, where it will eventually be restored to its original splendor and will once again grace the skies.
Read more about how Kermit acquired this extraordinarily rare aircraft here and stay tuned for updates on its progress!
Kermit discovering his inner
Wing WalkAir Upgrade
We've been hard at work using our new seasonal operating hours to reimagine our Wing WalkAir Confidence Course and Zip Line.
Designed to push your boundaries and Light That Spark Within™, we have added all new elements and reconfigured others to set your spirit racing and confidence soaring.
Pictured at right, is our very own Kermit Weeks testing out one of the newest elements where you walk 10 feet out on a 4-inch wide beam suspended 40 feet in the air. Getting to the end is the easy part, but then you realize you have to turn around to come back! Are ready to face your fears?
Celebrate 4th of July Weekend at Fantasy of Flight
What better way to celebrate Independence Day than among our tributes to those that have continued to ensure we remain a free nation.
Join us as we celebrate the 4th of July with a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to get up close and personal with the Howard Hughes 1937 Sikorsky S-43. Be there as this iconic piece of aviation history is rolled out onto the Fantasy of Flight ramp for your viewing pleasure.
As a special treat to our Annual Passholders, join Kermit for a personal tour INSIDE the fuselage/hull while on display this weekend. Check the link below for availability.
How do you get an iconic one-of-a-kind aircraft from the Brazoria County Airport in Houston, Texas to Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida? Take a peak at the clip below to hear and see the process of disassembling Fantasy of Flight's newest treasure for its drive home!
Sikorsky S-43 Disassembly and Move Part 1
Follow the Red Carpet to our all new Grab-N-Go FBO located in between the North and South Hangars for specialty treats including: Homemade Praline Pecans, Hand-Dipped Ice Cream and quick service snack items. Open Saturdays and Sundays, 11am - 4pm through July.
SPARK of the Month
What is a SPARK?
At Fantasy of Flight our mission is to "Light That Spark Within™". Our employees are affectionately known as SPARKS!
Ernest is our SPARK of the Month! He has become an asset to our Maintenance Department and always brings a can-do attitude. He has lit a spark not only in himself, but in his department as well. Congratulations Ernest!
Ernest (left) with Steve Givens (right), Director of Maintenance