Aviation Day 2018 will be held on Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free admission and parking. 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). 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. Get driving directions
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.
Douglas C-54E "Spirit of Freedom"
Other attractions will include experimental, antique and general aviation aircraft exhibits, aircraft rides, children’s activities including bounce houses, clowns and face painting, demonstrations by airport police and fire departments, aviation-themed shopping and exhibitors, refreshments and more.
Though parking and admission are free, we ask those coming to the event to help our local community by bringing a non-perishable food item. All donations will benefit The Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida, whose mission is to overcome hunger in our communities through education and by working in a cooperative effort with affiliated agencies in the procurement and distribution of food, equitably and without discrimination.
We hope you can join us for Aviation Day 2018 on April 7!
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