P-47 at Fantasy of Flight

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 AĆ©rea, 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.

Commemorative Air Force AirPower Tour, B-29 and B-24 coming to Daytona, 11-15 May

The Commemorative Air Force has announced that the AirPower Tour will be visiting Daytona Beach with their B-29 “Fifi” and B-24 “Diamond Lil” in May 2022. Commemorative Air Force will also have a T-6 Texan and Stearman visiting. Aircraft rides will be available as well as static tours.

Rides and tours will be available at Yelvington Jet Center, 2326 Bellevue Ave.