Category Archives: Events

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.

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.