Tag: Fantasy of Flight Museum

Fantasy of Flight TP-40N flies again after four and a half years

Fantasy of Flight’s Curtiss TP-40N Warhawk has flown again after four and a half years. Kermit Weeks report on Fantasy of Flight’s YouTube channel: If you’ll remember, the last time I flew it, FOUR AND A HALF YEARS AGO, the landing gear didn’t want to come up so I immediately put it down and landed …

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Fantasy of Flight – New Museum opens

Fantasy of Flight’s new Museum opens on Friday, January 30th 2015. This smaller, light version of Fantasy of Flight will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Admission will be: $12.00 Adults, $10.00 Seniors and $8.00 for Kids.

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Fantasy of Flight Spitfire Mk XVI engine runs for the first time in 17 years

When Fantasy of Flight was created, its Spitfire Mk XVI was airworthy but was rapidly grounded due to technical problems. After having been statically exposed for years, its engine was restarted on January 16, for the first time in 17 years. After some repairs and adjustments, Kermit Weeks hopes to have it flying in the …

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Fantasy of Flight to close to public

In a surprise announcement yesterday, Kermit Weeks announced that the Fantasy of Flight museum will be closed to the public starting on April 6. Fantasy of Flight will not completely close but rather focus on restoration and maintenance, and some parts of the facilities will be made available to the public later this year. In …

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Curtiss Wright CW-19R First Flight at Fantasy of Flight

Kermit Weeks took the rare Curtiss Wright CW-19R for its first flight on February 13.

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Fantasy of Flight Stinson L-1 flies again

The Fantasy of Flight Stinson L-1 Vigilant flew again on July 18 after a lengthy restoration process. The plane flew for 25 minutes and only minor adjustments were found to be necessary. More information and pictures can be found on Warbird News.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.worldwarbirdnews.com/2013/07/28/fantasy-of-flight-stinson-l-1-flies-again/

Fantasy of Flight Museum Stinson O-49 restored

The Miami-based Fantasy of Flight Museum recently completed the restoration of its Stinson O-49 Vigilant, damaged in 1992 by hurricane Andrew. Only four other aircraft of this type are preserved nowadays, and only one is flying. The Stinson O-49 was designed after a request from the US Army Air Corps, who was impressed by the …

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