Fantasy of Flight’s Stinson L-1 has wings

The Fantasy of Flight has recently attached the wings to the Stinson L-1 and this restoration is in it final steps. Hopefully a return to the air will happen soon.

According to wikipedia, “The Stinson Vigilant was used in diverse roles such as towing training gliders, artillery spotting, liaison, emergency rescue, transporting supplies and special espionage flights.”

Image credit: Fantasy of Flight

Valiant Air Command Open House, 10 & 11 November

The Valiant Air Command is having an Open House on 10 & 11 November, in conjunction with the Veteran’s Day Weekend. All Military, Active or Retire and all Florida Residents, with proper ID will be admitted free. Flybys, static displays and a car show will occur during the weekend.

Smithsonian Free Museum Day, 29 Sept 2012

On 29 September, the Smithsonian Museum supports “Museum Day” across America. During this day, museums waive the entrance fee for people wanting to visiting.

Two aviation museums are participating in Florida, the Florida Air Museum in Lakeland and the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola. NNAM is usually free to attendees.

For more details, visit their website.