Hey IF Community,
Aviation Day is approaching! I was hoping to find some community members in the SWFL area to attend the event at our local FMY airport!
4/7/2018 from 10 am EST to 3 pm EST. Free admission, bring perishable items as a donation (obviously optional).
Built in 1927 as a civil airport, Page Field was appropriated by the War Department at the beginning of World War II. Renamed Fort Myers Army Air Field and later, Page Field Army Airfield, it was used by the United States Army Air Forces Third Air Force for antisubmarine patrols and conventional bomber training in the B-24 Liberator. The facility was returned to civil control of the State of Florida and then Lee County shortly after the end of the war. -Wikipedia
Even if you aren’t in the area, I hope to see some cool pics of other events!
Happy and safe flying!
This is a snippet from the Facebook page:
Saturday, April 7th, 2018
Free admission and parking! Please bring non-perishable food items as donations.
***Specific location will be North Airport Road and Terminal Drive.
Aviation Day is an annual community event hosted by the Lee County Port Authority with the purpose of increasing awareness of our airports – Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and Page Field (FMY). Attractions will include experimental, antique and general aviation aircraft exhibits, airplane and helicopter rides, children’s activities including bounce houses, clowns and face painting, demonstrations by airport police and fire departments, aviation-themed shopping and exhibitors and refreshments!
There will be two featured aircraft at this year’s event – a Douglas C-54E and a FG-1D Corsair. The a Douglas C-54E “Spirit of Freedom” is a four-engine military transport aircraft used during World War II, the Korean War and the Berlin Airlift. This year commemorates the 70th anniversary of the historical 1948-1949 Berlin Airlift. Aviation Day visitors will step back in time as they view a flying museum and memorial housed in the interior of this original aircraft. The FG-1D Corsair “530” is a distinctively designed fighter plane that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. The Corsair became the most capable carrier-based fighter bomber of World War II.
The event is held on the ramp on the north side of Page Field off North Airport Road, east of U.S. 41 and south of Colonial Blvd. Parking is available off North Airport Road and U.S. 41 with shuttle bus transportation to the event entrance.