FEATURED EXHIBIT

Ryan PT-22 (In Wings Over Miami Hangar)

This month’s featured aircraft is a Ryan PT-22. The aircraft is a beautiful open cockpit “taildragger” which has been in the hangar at Wings Over Miami for over six years. Flying the Ryan is a real joy for pilot Dr. John Nordt III as this little charmer is not just an aircraft, but a part of the Nordt family legacy, truly representative of the family’s love for flying.

At the end of WWII, Dr. Nordt’s father, an Eastern Airline Captain for 31 years, bought a Ryan P-22 and housed it out at Chapman Field. His dad loved his plane and sadly, the plane was destroyed when the hangar that sheltered it burned to the ground during the 1945 hurricane. Learn more »

 

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Wings Over Miami Car Show & Fly-In: May 23rd!

It’s that time of year again! May always brings our friends from Benefit Car shows and their annual fundraiser for the museum! Benefit Car Show logo

The May 23rd car show is a special event that we look forward to each year as it is a relaxing day filled with a wide variety of amazing automobiles, some great music and unique planes.  Wings Over Miami always looks forward to having planes fly-in (or taxi over from other hangars) for a bit of aircraft “show and tell”,  as well.

To sign-up for the car show portion of the event please go to www.benefitcarshows.com and follow the instructions. Vendors are welcome and need to sign-up through the car show site.

Every dollar raised by the event sponsors, the car exhibitors and the public goes directly to the museum. It is very important to get the word out to car aficionados, pilots and your friends! Every dollar helps the museum.

The event runs 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  To see the cars and airplanes it is always a good idea to be at the event earlier in day.  The cars will be gone by 3:15; these folks don’t hang around long after the trophies are awarded.

There is a entrance fee for the public ($10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under). The car exhibitors will have their entrance costs rolled into their donation to the fundraiser.

May is Miami Museum Month! Great Admission Specials!

Every year Wings joins with other museums in Miami to celebrate Miami Museum Month! There is great value for everyone in this promotion if you like to visit museums.

Each museum may have limitations so you need to check the Museum Month website for black-out dates. The black-out date for Wings Over Miami is May 23rd. This date is the car show put on by Benefit Car shows and is a not simply a museum event, but a fund raiser.

For details, please visit www.MiamiMuseumMonth.com .

Miami Museum Month Information

Closed for Spring Holiday – April 5-7

Wings Over MiSpring Breakami Air Museum will be closed for it’s Spring Break, Sunday, April 5 through April 7,  2015. Each year our staff takes an extra day or two to enjoy time with their families.

The Museum will reopen on Wednesday, April 8, at 10:00 am.