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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.

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

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. read more »