The Fantasy of Flight team posted a video showing some of the content that are in some of the other shipping containers that are onsite. The video below is a part 1 of the Lancaster.
If you have never been to Fantasy of Flight, there are a few stacks of containers on the field that are/were used for storage of aircraft. Aircraft in these containers include Kermit Weeks Lancaster, P-47 and this Spitfire Mk.XIV. These containers are starting to have issues so there has been some unboxing on the field.
The P-47 was unboxed a few months ago and I posted pictures of this aircraft a few weeks ago.
The Spitfire unboxing was recorded and posted on Facebook.
Stallion 51 will be at Sun N Fun with their stable of Mustangs to include TF-51 “Crazy Horse”.
A friend of mine visited the Imperial War Museum’s Spitfire display and had provided these images for your viewing pleasure.
This is the first of many future posts on my recent visit to the Fantasy of Flight (“Lite”) Museum. Stopped by on a Saturday and was glad to see that there was a good turn out of people to visit that day. Lots of great aircraft on display from WW2, Air Racing and other daily flyers.
This post will cover the P-47 that was recent removed from its shipping container and put on display. As I mentioned in a previous post, I remember that conversation of a recent acquisition of the a P-47. Quite pleased to see that it made it to the light of day.
This P-47D Thunderbolt, 44-32814, was delivered to the Venezuela Air Force in April 1949 and flew for a number of years before going on display in the 80’s at the Escuela Superior de la Fuerza Aérea, Caracas. Kermit Weeks acquired the aircraft in the early 2000s with it registered as N47FF. Plans to restore it has been discussed in the a couple of Facebook posts.