Vintage Flying Museum to Hold Big Band Hangar Dance On October 20 With Special Theme "Celebrating 100 Years of Marine Aviation"
Ft. Worth aviation museum to hold its 22nd annual fundraiser that includes
swing dancing, barbeque and plane rides.
- Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (1888PressRelease) October 14, 2012 - The Vintage Flying Museum will hold its 22nd Annual Big Band Hangar Dance & Silent Auction on Saturday, October 20, 2012. This event is the major fundraiser for the museum, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation.
"We are saluting 100 years of Marine aviation," said Charlyn 'Chuckie' Hospers, director of the Vintage Flying Museum, "and everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy a fun evening of dinner and dancing. You can dress in 40's attire or as your favorite aviator. Although period dress is optional, prizes will be awarded for the best period attire."
The Alan Glasscock Orchestra will provide the big band sounds with his 16-piece orchestra for a nostalgic evening of fun. This is the original hangar dance in the area and is staged in front of a WW II bomber on display in an authentic WWII B-29 hangar.
Dinner will be served from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., with dancing from 8 - midnight. The event is BYOB with soft drinks and snacks available for purchase. Advance dinner and dance tickets are $45. Dance only tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Reserve tables are available with the purchase of ten tickets. Corporate tables are also available. For an additional $55 those attending can take a nostalgic flight over the city of Ft. Worth in a DC-3. Flights will begin at 5 p.m.
Tickets are sold at the Vintage Flying Museum, 505 N.W. 38th Street, Hangar 33 South, Fort Worth, TX 76106. Call 817-624-1935 for information and ticket sales. Tickets are also available on the vintageflyingmuseum.org website.
About The Vintage Flying Museum [http://ww.vintageflyingmuseum.org]
The primary mission of the Vintage Flying Museum, a Texas 501(c) 3, is to preserve America's flying heritage in word, deed and action. Over 200 members now support these efforts. One of its greatest achievements and contributions to the community is offering aviation education programs such as "Take Flight Days" for youth and co-sponsoring a week-long Aviation Career Education (ACE) academy for high school students.
The Vintage Flying Museum is home to several WW aircraft, including a B-25, C-47, PT 22, and from time to time provides hangar space for the only flying B-29, "FiFi". Other displays include a dedicated reciprocal and jet engine room, WWII memorabilia and artifact exhibits, a unique aircraft model exhibit and gift shop. Address for the Vintage Flying Museum, based at Meacham International Airport, is 505 NW 38th Street, Hangar 33 South, Fort Worth, TX 76106. Phone for the museum is 817-624-1935.
Contact: Chuckie Hospers 817-624-1935