Cavanaugh Flight Museum presents Wheels & Warbirds
Cavanaugh Flight Museum brings the sights and sounds of history to life with Wheels & Warbirds, a fall festival featuring the opportunity for guests to ride in the museum’s famed collection of vintage aircraft and military vehicles. Families will enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere featuring games and activities for the kids, World War II tank demonstrations, concessions, aircraft tours and great photo opportunities with aircraft that are not normally available for viewing.
The event will also feature the museum’s unique collection of rare Vietnam era Skyraiders, one of the few flying AD-6’s in the world as well as the multi seat AD-5 that guest can take a ride in. With over 2,000 horsepower and a bomb load greater than that of a B-17, the Skyraider proved to be one of the best piston engine aircraft in History. The variety of nicknames for the Skyraider like “Sandy,” “SPAD”, and “The Destroyer,” illustrate the many rolls this aircraft served in combat including radar surveillance, ground attack missions, troop support and even rescue missions.
Wheels & Warbirds will have even more to offer its attendees. On Saturday, September 24, the museum will host the Pontiac Southern Nationals Car Show featuring some of the finest Pontiac muscle cars from around the country. Then on Sunday, the American Classic Car Show will celebrate classic and custom vehicles from every era.