There will be an Open Hangar Day at the American Aero Services hangar on 17 November. Aircraft on display should include the Colling’s Foundations bomber fleet as well as a P-51, P-38, F6F, PBY and others.
ADMISSION: Pet food donation to the Southeast Volusia Humane Society — who will be on hand with adoptable dogs to collect the donations. This is a worthy cause and our support is needed. Animals are usually on site for adoption or just “plane” loving!
Food and drinks will be sold with profits going to the Southeast Volusia Humane Society.
Here is recap from November 2017 of what you may see.
The Fantasy of Flight “Lite” Museum reopens on 9 November and will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through April 2019. Hours are 11 am to 3 pm. Strongly suggest calling before visiting the museum to ensure that they are not hosting a special event.
Colling’s Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour makes it last stop of 2018 at the Leesburg International Airport (LEE), in west central Florida on November 8 @ 2:00 pm – November 11 @ 12:00 pm. Both airplane flights and walk on tours are available.
Walk Through Tour Times (no reservations needed):
11/8/2018 – 2:00 PM till 4:00 PM
11/9/2018 – 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM
11/10/2018 – 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM
11/11/2018 – 9:00 AM till 12:00 PM
$15 Adults / $5 Children 12 and under.
Flights take place before and after tours.
30-minute flight on the B-17 or B-24 is $450 per person
30-minute flight training on the P-51 is $2200
60-minute flight training on the P-51 is $3200
Call 978-562-9182 for flight reservations.
The Valiant Air Command is hosting an Open House on 10 and 11 November 2018. Free admission to all Military (active or retired) and Florida residents.
Coming back to Florida again this year at the Stuart Airshow, is the duo that makes up the “Class of 45” flight demo. Jim Tobul, the owner of the the F4U-4 Corsair “Korean War Hero” and Scott Yoak, owner of the P-51D Mustang “Quick Silver” have created a flight demonstration that pays respect the men and women that fought during the Second World War. If you did not get a chance to see their flight demo in Lakeland, here is your chance.
Information on the Stuart Airshow can be found here: https://stuartairshow.com/
The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit along with their P-51C Mustang will be on display at Florida International Air Show, 17 – 21 Oct 2018.
Mike Killian and Thom Richards created this great video.
Night time photo by Kenneth Strohm.