Wheels and Warbirds Event at Cavanaugh Flight Museum

By on September 21, 2017

Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s collection of vintage aircraft and military vehicles

What could be better than feeling the wind whip through your hair as you take a ride in one of the coolest airplanes and cars in town? You’ll have a chance to do that this weekend, at the Wheels and Warbirds event on September 23 and 24 at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum.

Wheels and Warbirds is a fall festival that gives guests the opportunity to take a ride in the Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s collection of vintage aircraft and military vehicles. Bring the kids out to play games and activities, see World War II tank demonstrations, enjoy food and refreshments, take tours of the historic aircraft, and take photos with aircraft that are normally not available for viewing.

“We are very excited about this year’s event,” said Scott Slocum, marketing director for Cavanaugh Flight Museum in a recent press release. “We will have the largest variety of warbirds onsite in the world that someone can take a ride in.”

This year is the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid, so Wheels and Warbirds will also showcase the museum’s B-25H Mitchell. Other events taking place over the weekend include the Pontiac Southern Nationals Car Show on September 22, which will feature some of the finest Pontiac muscle cars from around the country. Also, on September 23, the American Classic Car Show will celebrate classic and custom vehicles from every era.

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting aviation studies and perpetuating America’s aviation heritage. The museum restores, operates, maintains and displays historically significant vintage aircraft, and collects materials related to the history of aviation.

Tickets to the event are $12 for adults and $6 for children ages 4 to 12. You don’t want to miss this unique opportunity to learn about history firsthand by flying through the skies! It’ll be a weekend of speed, history and fun for the whole family.

Sydni Ellis grew up in the great state of Texas, where she learned to love chips and salsa and hot weather. She has a master's degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas, and she currently works in the College Communications, Marketing and Outreach office at Richland College. Some of her passions include writing, traveling and re-reading the Harry Potter Series every chance she gets. In the spirit of spontaneity, Sydni lives her life with a pen in one hand and her video camera in the other; ready to capture the next great story.

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