November 2013
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The Fast And The Furious - Benoist 2014

Progress is being made in leaps and bounds as the end of the year looms. Do you think we'll make it in time?!

 

All of the fabric for the wing panels have been sewn up andwe are working on taping, tacking and coating them with several coats of dope (to make it airtight and weatherproof).

 

Our engine-making friends in Ohio also hit a major milestone by starting up the Roberts Engine that has been built from scratch specifically for our 1914 Benoist reproduction. Take a look at this work of art in motion below:

 

 

Tick, Tick, Tick . . .

 

Learn more about our progress on the Benoist and other exciting happenings by visiting our blog.  

You Still Have Time To Book Your nightFlight Experience

If you didn't have the chance to join us for nightFlight on October 26th, you can still participate in our next nightFlight event on Saturday, November 16th. See and listen so some of the evidence uncovered. 

 

Join Apollo Paranormal Investigators as they "Explore the Unexplained". Not your traditional "ghost hunt" you won't find fog machines or performers in costumes. This is a real scientific exploration - a unique opportunity for believers and skeptics alike to participate in the gathering of paranormal data. Buy your tickets now, spaces are limited.

 

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Honoring All Who Served

Fantasy of Flight thanks all of those that have served and continue to serve our great Nation. As a special thank you, Active and Retired United States Military Veterans receive a discount on General Admission with proof of service everyday at Fantasy of Flight.

Fantasy of Flight Gives Back - Donate and Save

In partnership with "The Mission of Winter Haven", you can receive $5 off regular adult General Admission through November 10th.with the donation of a non-perishable food item. Learn More... 

 

Helping to make the holidays a little sweeter for those in need, Fantasy of Flight will once again be a drop off location for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. Save $5 off regular adult General Admission with the donation of a new unwrapped toy November 11th - December 15th. Learn More... 

   

Happy Thanksgiving

From our family to yours:

 

As a reminder, we will be closed on Thursday, November 28th as we offer our employees the opportunity to spend the holiday with their families.

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What's That You Say?
  
We LOVE to hear what our guests are saying about their experience at Fantasy of Flight. Check out this Yelp Review from David M. in Orlando, FL.
  
" Fantasy of Flight is by a wide margin the most enjoyable themed experience that I have had since I moved to Florida 12 years ago.  As others have noted, FOF is built around a collection of vintage aircraft that date from the early days of flight to mid-century, for the most part.  Many in the collection represent one of only a handful of remaining examples of certain models.

I visited FOF with three teen-aged boys, none of whom were aircraft enthusiasts when they walked into the main entrance, a deco-inspired (and beautiful) area for greeting visitors that includes a gift shop and a 1940's themed diner (where we enjoyed a very tasty meal).  Very quickly they were enthralled.

The highlight for me was the P-51D Mustang, which we had the good fortune to see both close up in the hangar, and in the air since it was the featured aerial exhibit of the day.  When I saw the Mustang on the Tarmac, my heart skipped a beat and I can compare the emotion only to what I felt the first time I saw my now-wife.  I doubt that man has ever made a more beautiful machine than the Mustang and to see one actually take flight is simply breathtaking.  Truly an experience to be cherished.

Visitors also have the option of getting some exercise on a ropes course or taking a zipline ride.  More adventurous souls can ride in an open biplane or even take the controls.

FOF is simply a must-visit attraction in Central Florida."
    
Read the rest of David's Review or leave your own by visiting here.
Employee of the Month
Our employee of the month is Joe Black! Joe inspires his co-workers to become more creative in their interactions with guests and offers constructive critiques in a positive way.  While Joe's technical knowledge is exceptional, it is his great attitude, his ability to find creative ways to present material to guests, and his willingness to tackle any task asked of him that makes him an exceptional employee and co-worker .

 

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