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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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Track the Flights of the WW2 Planes to Wings

To track the planes from the Texas Flying Legends,  click on the Flight Aware logo below and look for the box on the left column which asks for the tail number.  You can either sign up (free) for additional abilities on the site or you can just refresh the picture now and then. The planes will be flying in front of what you see in the screen as there is a safety component built into the software they use and the screen will lag in real time. There is additional info on the page about the flight and can see if has landed somewhere and the location of the airport they stopped at. Just play with the website and have fun. You can even track your commercial flights!

The tail numbers are below the planes photos. Right now, Bettys Dream is the plane to track.

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Betty's Dream

Tail Number: N5672v ~ Betty's Dream, B-25

Last Samuri

Tail Number: N8280k ~ Last Samurai, Zero

THEY ARE STOPPING at Wings Over Miami This Sunday Afternoon, March 15th!

WARBIRDS TO FLY 2,200-MILE INTERNATIONAL MISSION TO PERFORM IN SAINT-BARTHÉLEMY

Texas WarbirdsWhat a great surprise!

Texas Flying Legends Museum will launch five World War II Warbirds from Ellington Field for a 2,200-mile journey over the ocean to perform at the 2015 St. Barth’s Bucket Regatta on the French collectivity island of Saint-Barthélemy. They will join forces during their travels with four additional Warbirds from Lewis Air Legends of San Antonio, Texas. This historic journey will be one of the largest fleets of Warbirds to travel overseas since World War II ended.

On the way overseas, they will stop at Wings Over Miami Museum, Sunday, March 15, 2015. Follow Wings Over Miami’s Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/wingsovermiami ) to confirm the time of arrival. The museum can be reached at 305 233-5197.

Weather may prevent or slow the arrival into Miami, so please double check before you come out to the museum. Two tail numbers will be posted for interested people to follow the planes progress on www.flightaware.com .

The opportunity to see the planes will be only on the way to their airshow, they are coming back to the United States to attend Sun-n-Fun via different route and will not fly back through Miami. Regular museum rates will apply, however museum hours will be extended until sundown around 7:30pm.

Tuskegee “Rise Above” Exhibit and the P-51 Mustang ~ First Week of March

Red Tail Display with P-51On March 7th and 8th, Wings Over Miami Air Museum is pleased to partner with The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron and the State of Florida to bring America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen to South Florida. This mobile exhibit is titled the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit. It is a theater housed in a huge semi-trailer and WWII P-51C Mustang aircraft which will be flying in to the museum. The event is a unique opportunity for all ages to learn about the Tuskegee Airmen – America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel – in a unique and interactive way.

By partnering with the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit, the museum is dedicating two days of the event exclusively to school and community groups. Students will learn about the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s guiding Six Principles – Aim High, Believe In Yourself, Use Your Brain, Be Ready To Go, Never Quit, Expect to Win – and how they can be applied to their own lives. School administrators, youth group leaders, homeschool cooperatives, veteran’s organizations and all other community groups of any size are invited to contact the museum at (305) 233-5197 to schedule a special showing.  Call today to reserve a spot for your group!

The General Public is also invited to tour the museum at special rates during the week (March 5-6), however, the P51 will NOT BE there uRed Tail nightntil the weekend event.

Then, on Saturday March 7th, and Sunday March 8th, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Wings Over Miami Air Museum then invites the community of all ages to experience the mobile theater and get an up close look at the CAF Red Tail Squadron’s restored P-51C Mustang on static display. The signature aircraft of the Tuskegee Airmen in WWII, the P-51C Mustang is a rare treat for spectators because it is one of only a few like it still flying today.

The exciting RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit is a fully functional movie theater featuring the original short film “Rise Above,” designed to take the audience on a journey through time – and then through the air. Visitors get an intimate Movie on curved screenlook at the struggles and challenges faced by the Tuskegee Airmen, who showed extraordinary courage and strength of character as they fought for their right to serve our country during WWII. The theater’s dynamic 160-degree panoramic screen creates the sensation of being in the cockpit soaring above the clouds in the P-51C Mustang, experiencing the excitement and thrill of flying breath-taking aerobatic maneuvers. It’s much more than a history lesson; the Tuskegee Airmen’s ability to triumph over adversity serves as a means to inspire others to RISE ABOVE obstacles in their own lives and achieve their goals.

The Wings Over Miami Air Museum is located at 14710 SW 128th Street at the Miami Executive Airport in Kendall. Doors open at 10:00 p.m. and the last movie is shown at 5:15 p.m.

Special discounted admission rates to the museum will apply, with no extra cost for the exhibit. Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $4.00 per child up through High School. College students with id are $4.00.  As always, members of the armed forces receive complementary admission to the museum with a valid military-ID.

The event is made possible in part by a generous grant from sponsored the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

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