Dads get free admission to Fantasy of Flight

Fantasy of Flight is offering free admission for Dad when accompanied by a paying guest Thursday, June 18, to Sunday, June 21.

The complimentary admission offer for Dad is valid with a full-price paid youth, senior or adult admission and is not valid with any other offers, discounts, annual passes or special events.

The weekend kicks off with the Fantasy Flyers R/C Club “The Golden Age of Aviation Fly-In” featuring World War I and Golden Age giant scale remote control planes. The Fly-In is June 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is included in the general attraction admission for spectators.

The Second Annual Military Collectors Show also will be held June 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as part of the Father’s Day weekend at the attraction’s Orlampa Conference Center. Scheduled to be on-hand at the Military Collectors Show are Don Albury, the co-pilot of the B-29 “Bock’s car,” Robert Roberts, a combat media and D-Day veteran, and Hiram Mann, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen who was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.

Featuring close to 40 military antiques collectors, the show features a variety of collectible memorabilia from the Civil War to the Vietnam War. Guests can see uniforms, medals, insignia and war relics, a military vehicle display, as well as military re-enactors. The Military Collectors Show is included with the price of regular admission to Fantasy of Flight or guests can pay just $6 for entry to the show alone.

fantasyofflightAlso planned for this weekend is “Open Cockpit Days,” when owner Kermit Weeks rolls out classic airplanes from his prized collection, including the Grumman Wildcat, Grumman TBM Avenger and the Corsair, to allow guests to climb into the cockpits of some of America’s most rare vintage aircraft.

Additional opportunities for Dad include biplane and balloon rides, available for an additional cost.

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