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Fantasy of Flight

Fantasy of FlightLocated in Polk City, FL between Lakeland and Kissimmee, Fantasy of Flight is more than an aviation museum calling itself an “Aviation Attraction.” One of the first things that makes it stand out is how the facility is arranged. When you enter the museum you feel as if you are walking though the history of aviation. The first few exhibits are arranged as a walk-through diorama starting with the birth of aviation and ending with a US Army Air Corp base where you can walk through a B-17. Upon exiting the B-17 diorama you enter the main hangar holding nearly 40 vintage aircraft with a centerpiece of a rear Short Sunderland flying boat. Read More…

EAA AirVenture Museum

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EAA AirVenture Museum

The EAA AirVenture Museum is a multi fasted with its primary focus on general aviation, with World War Two, air racing and acrobatics also having prominent places. The museum is broken into three prominent areas: The general museum containing the majority of their aircraft, Eagle Hanger containing World War Two exhibits, and Pioneer Airport a 1930’s vintage airport.

Located in Oshkosh WI the EAA AirVenture Museum becomes a focal point of AirVenture, the world’s largest aviation event. Pioneer Airport, open spring to fall, offers airplane ride in vintage aircraft including a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, 1929 Travel Air, Bell 47 Helicopter and a 1927 Swallow.

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The Mecca of Aviation – AirVenture

Here is a word play game for you. Ask a pilot to respond to the word “Oshkosh” and see what happens. More likely then not they will come back with an answer that you can physically see, a smile, then a fond whimsical look on their face and only then will they say something. Oshkosh, or officially AirVenture, is an event that takes place every late July run by the Experimental Aircraft Association on the grounds surrounding Whitman Regional Airport (KOSH.) Every year the event attracts over 10,000 airplanes and hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world. Then you should dig a bit deeper and you will find a few key reasons people keep coming back, here are my reasons.

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The Vision of Aeroseums

What can I say, I love aviation. I have always been one of those people who stop mid-sentence to scan the sky looking for an airplane I just heard. I stop at any aviation museum I can, even if it’s a one room collection of models of a FBO. I get lost in Wikipedia for hours reading on various aircraft, linking from one to the next to the next. I drag friends from all over the country to EAA AirVenture to hope that they get what I have. I am an aviation addict, I have the bug, and I don’t want to get over it. Read More…