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Never Forget the Cost of Freedom

Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

~~~ Frances Scott Key, 1814

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.

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.