They dared to fly

Leo Gray, 91, (left) and Daniel Keel, 89, enjoy a peaceful moment before stepping onto the dais to speak about their experiences as Tuskegee Airmen. The two have known each other since childhood, when the were both members of the same Boy Scout troop in Boston.

For three days in early February the south hangar at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida, was packed with visitors. They were seated in long rows of folding chairs, and stood on the gleaming painted hangar floor. Everyone faced the raised platform near the eastern wall, paying rapt attention to the reminiscing of three elderly gentlemen who had remarkable tales to tell.

This was the first installment of the 2012 Legends and Legacies symposium series at the central Florida aviation-themed attraction. “They Dared to Fly” focused on the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, and to tell that story accurately, three graduates of the program sat at the dais and shared their memories and experiences during two sessions each day.

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Tuskegee Airmen to visit Fantasy of Flight

Fantasy of Flight is celebrating National Black History month this month by kicking off its Fourth Annual Legends & Legacies Symposium Series with a visit from famed World War II heroes, the Tuskegee Airmen, as well as a student essay contest honoring the aviators’ leadership, excellence, advocacy and determination (LEAD).

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Tuskegee Airmen featured at Fantasy of Flight

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Fantasy of Flight will celebrate Black History Month in February 2012 by kicking off its Fourth Annual Legends & Legacies Symposium Series with a visit from famed World War II heroes, the Tuskegee Airmen, as well as a student essay contest honoring the aviators’ leadership, excellence, advocacy and determination (LEAD).

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Last big splash of the season

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Fantasy of Flight is inaugurating a new event in September: Fantasy of Flight’s Last Big Splash, slated for Sept. 26-27.

Fantasy Of FlightThe event will feature seaplanes in action at Lake Agnes, which is next to Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida. The event is free with paid admission to Fantasy of Flight.

For more information: FantasyOfFlight.com.