December 2013
Happy Holidays

As the end of the year draws near, we pause to reflect on our Journey as a company. A year of reflection, a year of reinvention, and a year of forward momentum. As our owner and visionary, Kermit Weeks says, " We are the Past . . . We are the Present . . . We are the Future." 

 

From all of us to all of you, we wish you the Happiest of Holidays and a joyous New Year. We hope that you too will pause to reflect on your own Journey and discover what Fantasy of Flight is really all about.

Final Count Down - Benoist 2014

The pressure is on! We are in the final days leading up to the First Commercial Flight Centennial Celebration on January 1, 2014.

 

The Roberts Engine will be on its way to Fantasy of Flight next week and our Aircraft Team is busy working on the final planking, sanding, rigging, and painting. Then of course, we still need to test fly it before the event.

 

Tick, Tick, Tick . . . 25 Days To Go!

 

Will you be there for the re-enactment or any of the other Centennial Celebration Events? Get more information on all of the events surrounding the Benoist by clicking here. 

Lillian "Breakaway" O'Malley!

On  May 19, 1927, just one day before Charles Lindbergh began his epic solo flight across the Atlantic, Lillian "Breakaway" O'Malley got in her plane and headed for New York to be part of Lindbergh's departing fanfare. That is when the unexpected happened and she found herself caught in the Fantasy of Flight Space Time Vortex.

 

A flying circus pilot and stunt performer from 1927 with a heart of gold and the ambition to conquer any obstacle there is, her purpose is to push the limits and show everyone that they are capable of anything they set their mind to. Come out to visit Lillian and other aviation icons that have travelled through time and now reside at Fantasy of Flight!

Make The Holidays Sweet -          Donate and Save

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... 

 

Florida Resident Special

Fantasy of Flight is pleased to spread holiday cheer this December by offering Florida residents $8 off regular Adult General Admission. Offer valid Dec. 1 - Dec. 31, 2013. Not valid with any other offers, discounts, promotions or Wing WalkAir. Proof of residency required. Learn more...

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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 Trip Advisor Review from Benko in Carteret, NJ.
  
" Kermit Weeks, THANK YOU, for keeping and sharing all your knowledge and LOVE of aviation. And making it so enjoyable to all ages. Our family had a WONDERFUL time, browsing and reading and, "gapping out" at all your hard work to preserve history. My son, who also wants to become a pilot, was also inspired by "Snoopy and the Red Baron",(what a coincidence). This place/museum/educational site was great for all ages, with hands on experiments for the little ones, and the walk thru aviation history was a real plus. All your air craft are absolutely works of art. Your indoor diner, was also a nice finish for an exciting day. We LOVED it! HEY, Watching you fly that P-51 Mustang was also icing on the cake!!!! P.S Accolades for ROSIE the Riveter! What a wonderful asset for Fantasy of Flight, she was MAGNIFICENT! "
    
Read the rest of Benko's Review or leave your own by visiting here.
                                                
The Perfect Gift
 
Share the gifts of freedom and imagination with your loved ones while you save yourself from the hassle of standing in long store lines.
  
Purchase a Fantasy of Flight Gift Certificate online. Gift Certificates are good for Admission, the Compass Rose Diner, Gift Shop Merchandise, Wing WalkAir, and even Bi-Plane Rides. 
  
Employee of the Month
Our employee of the month is Ty Donaway! Ty's assistance at the recent Paintball World Cup was instrumental in the success of the event for Fantasy of Flight.  He worked tirelessly for many days and long extended hours to ensure the event ran smoothly.Ty's tireless work ethic, reliability and good humor makes him an outstanding employee at Fantasy of Flight.
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