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The Planes Are Here! Welcome Wings Of Freedom Tour!

Whew, finally after many many hours of waiting, all three wonderful Collings planes made it to our ramp. The bombers had such an enthusiastic fan base in Naples that it held up their departure to Miami. Witchcraft on the ramp

Hopefully, Miami’s reaction to the bombers will be just as warm and busy!

With all the waiting, museum visitors made friends with each other. We had one lovely couple from Britain who tried out the county “transit” system. They rode buses, the MetroRail and then couldn’t get the the museum via bus — so they finished the trip with a taxi. By the end of the day, another wonderful museum visitor took the couple to the MetroRail station that linked to their bus, so they could go back to the Beach faster! How Cool!

There were children everywhere. Some of them were very surprised when their parents popped into school to pick them up early. What a treat!

The airport tower deserves a “shout-out”. They took the time to let us know when the planes were close in, so we could make sure every one could watch them land! It was much appreciated and allowed us to make sure everyone was tucked safely out of the way.

There was nothing like watching these birds land and taxi in. It was an experience for non-aviators to hear the engines and feel the air stirred up as they passed.

Tomorrow (Thursday) the planes will be flying if we can fill them up with enough passengers to pay the way. One gentleman is looking forward to his 5th flight!

Also, we are expecting several WWII veterans on site tomorrow around lunch time. One 91 year old veteran flew in from Naples on the P-51 today, amazing flight for him.

Cost for the museum and aircraft tours is $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children. Flights in the bombers can be arranged through the Collings Foundation.

Bombers delayed until 3:00 pm or 3:30 pm

The Bombers are running late due to large crowds at other location. They are currently set to arrive between 3 and 3:30. The CollingsCollings Planes Foundation offices are in a blizzard area, so only one person is answering phones. He is trying to keep us updated as to any further schedule changes.

Events that are coming up! Save the Dates!

January 25, 2014 – Are You Wired?

Fly By Wire DiagramDuring this event held at the museum on the Kendall Tamiami Executive Airport, the museum intends to have an interactive day of fun for children and adults with controlled flight ‘by wire” demonstrations, the art of air craft modeling and information about radio controlled flight. Admission is $10 for Adults and $5.00 for children ages 5 to 12. Veterans and active duty military are free. Gates open 10AM.

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February 1, 2014 – Celebrating Our Greatest Generation ~ Honoring Our Veterans

Join us for dinner and evening of Big Band music honoring some of our local World War II veterans. It is a fundraiser for three local organizations which promote veteran’s activities.  You can purchase tickets by calling the museum, 305 233-5197, Carol Nobels, 305 251-4398 or  Sherry Maer 305 613-1946.

The tickets are $75.00 per person for dinner, music and friendship.

Rotary LogoRotary of Miami Metro Zoo Wings Over Miami

elks logoMiami Elks Lodge 948

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February 5-7,  2014 ~ The Bombers Are Coming!

The Collings Foundation Visits Wings

This is the 25th Anniversary of the Collings Foundation and celebrate they will be back at Wings Over Miami with their WingsCollings Planes Of Freedom tour.  On February 5th, at 2:00 pm, the B-17, B-24 and P-51 will be landing and coming to visit the Museum ramp. Cost for the museum and aircraft tours is $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children. Flights in the bombers can be arranged through the Collings Foundation.