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Vintage Flying Museum to Hold 24th Annual Big Band Hangar Dance
The Vintage Flying Museum will hold its 24th Annual Big Band Hangar Dance and Silent Auction on Saturday, October 4, 2014.
“We are commemorating the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Western Europe,” said Charlyn ‘Chuckie’ Hospers, Director of the Vintage Flying Museum. “Over 150,000 brave troops participated in the largest amphibious operation in history, which brought about the end of the Second World War.”
“Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy a fun evening of dinner and dancing. Some of our attendees dress up in 40s attire or as their favorite aviators. Period dress is optional, and we award prizes for the best period attire.”
The Alan Glasscock Orchestra will provide big band sounds with their 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. This year, the Commemorative Air Force B-24 Liberator, Diamond Lil, will serve as the backdrop for the dance.
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 $50. Dance only tickets are $30 in advance, or $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 museum’s website, www.vintageflyingmuseum.org.
The Vintage Flying Museum of Fort Worth, Texas brings aviation history to life. The Vintage Flying Museum, a 501(c)(3) organization, features over 20 aircraft - including flying war machines from the Commemorative Air Force and Greatest Generation Aircraft. Guests experience the true nuts and bolts of vintage aviation as our volunteers restore and preserve historic aircraft to flying condition right in front of their eyes. From aviation history to aerospace fundamentals and career opportunities, students experience a hands-on approach to aviation in our education programs. Demonstration aircraft give guests the opportunity to experience historic aviation in the way it was meant to be experienced - in the air! Join us to experience aviation - inside and out.