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Volume 6 #6 | Nov-Dec 2013 A Heartland Aviation Group Publication

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& The Kissimmee Air Museum is located in beautiful Central Florida just south of Orlando and just 8 miles from the Walt Disney World Resorts. by Neal Sands


oused at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport, the museum offers guests a multitude of opportunities and activities with the goal of sharing WWII history and Florida’s rich aviation heritage with our next generation of aviators. If you are looking for a get-away from the theme parks the Kissimmee Air Museum has the answer for you. Bring the entire family or just get away for a few hours! There is so much to see and do at our museum you could make a whole day of the trip! Museum admission is only six dollars and could possibly be the most inexpensive entertainment of your entire vacation.


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The museum complex is contained in PT-22 Recruit another of the WWII traintwo large new hangars totaling nearly ers. A Vietnam era L-19 Bird Dog, one 24,000 square feet with a very large of the most famous of the Liaison or ramp area. Within the museum visitors “L-Birds” and used as a forward air conare greeted by the museums latest addi- troller spotting downed airmen. Miss tions, numerous interactive displays USA, an experimental Cassuett airchronicling the United States entry into World War Two, including the early predictions of war, the Japanese attack plans, rare never-before published images of the attack on Pearl Harbor taken from Japanese aircraft, an authentic Imperial Japanese Naval Aviators uniform, the story of an island insurgency in Hawaii by a lone Japanese aviator who’s Zero aircraft was downed during the attack, and the little known story of the second attack on Pearl Harbor! Exhibits discuss the American ramp plane and our resident race champion up for war including the tremendous having won the 2009 Reno National national production and training efforts Championship Air Race Formula 1 Silver and the creation of the most powerful class. A Mig-17 jet interceptor of the military on earth at the time. During this Vietnam War and the first afterburning time period the State of Florida went jet to see combat. An S2F Tracker antifrom a handful of airfields to over two submarine torpedo plane from the Cold hundred! Learn how Air Corps cadets War is on display on the ramp area. progressed, and how some washed We also have three North American T-6 out of flight training. Further exhibits Texans, known as both the “Pilot Maker” detail these stories and the tremen- and the “Terrible Texan” the T-6 was the dous amount of training that took place premier advanced trainer during the in Florida as a result of the year-long second world war and was a cadets last favorable weather and multitude of stop before flying a single seat fight training fields. such as the Mustang or Corsair! Additionally the museum is home to a The museum is also home to the tenlarge collection of privately owned mili- year long restoration of an exceedingly tary and civilian aircraft. The collection rare German fighter… the Fock Wulf is ever evolving and guests are encour- FW-190, White One. White One is desaged to return often as visiting aircraft tined to be the only flying example of are rotated through the museum on a this model when completed in just a few regular basis. years. A Polish PZLTS-11 Iskra jet, used as The collection features a Boeing PT-17 a jet trainer originally ours is destined for Stearman, used as a primary trainer by the jet class at this years Reno Air Races! Army Air Corps Cadets in WWII. A Ryan Two Bell 47 helicopters, a Hiller H-12, and November/December 2013 Warbirds & Vintage Aircraft5

a Robinson R-44 round out the museums they would return or not. Other airhelicopter collection. In the second han- craft that have visited the museum and gar you will also find a homebuilt Vans may be seen during your stay include RV-6A and for the time being and Aviat a Vought F4U-5 Corsair, also presented Husky bush plane. by the Collings Foundation, a Grumman Various other aircraft call the museum TBM Avenger, a North American P-51D home through out the Mustang that is currently year including two North nearing the end of its resVarious other American B-25 bombers. toration is expected soon, aircraft call the Panchito as seen around and the worlds only flythe nation on the air ing Taylor Aerocar. museum home show circuit is a beautiAlso on display are throughout ful example of the B-25J. many engines including Tondelayo, another B-25J a Russian Klimov VK-1, the year. is presented in cooperaa Goblin jet engine, a tion with the Colling’s foundation and is deHaviland Gypsy and various others. available for flight experiences! Nothing Additionally be sure to see our large colcomes closer to the sights, sounds and lection of WWII infantry rifles, handguns, smells that our parents and grandpar- ammunition and machine guns! ents felt riding these magnificent birds At the Kissimmee Air Museum you too into combat, not knowing whether will see, touch, and smell the history


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of these great machines and begin to understand the sacrifices of the men and women who valiantly served to protect the freedoms we hold dear today. While at the museum visitors are invited to experience the museums aircraft the way they were meant to be experienced, take the opportunity to take a ride in the B-25, or a tour in the helicopter, or, try your hand at flying the T-6 Texan! Warbird Adventures was founded over 12 years ago and has flown well over 30,000 people in the T-6 Texan, the most famous of all the World War II trainers. With over 40 years of combined experience our instructors know the T6. You will be strapped into the front seat… just like the cadets of WWII with one of our highly experienced instructors along for the ride in the back seat. Make the world

revolve around you and experience the thrills of aerobatics in this nimble airplane. This is not a simulator; it’s the real thing! We’ll keep you safe and get you into the air and back on the ground, but in the air… you take the controls and fly! We’ll teach you everything you need to know and no previous flight experience is necessary. From a leisurely flight around Central Florida to heart pounding aerobatics the choice is yours, but either way it’s the thrill of a lifetime! Warbird Adventures instructors specialize in check-out and orientation training in the T-6, if you are interested in more than an experience flight and would like to become qualified to fly the Texan or other WWII type aircraft, we can help! Warbird Adventures offers five and ten hour checkout courses in the T6 and can customize a training curriculum to

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fit your needs for check-out, tail wheel, and insurance requirements. Helicopters more your thing? Be sure to visit the Air Museums newest addition, Kissimmee Helicopters, offering rides in the most popular civilian helicopter ever built, the Robinson R-44 Raven. Tour flights are available around the resorts areas and three people ride for the same price as one! Ever dreamed of flying a helicopter? This is your opportunity to take the pilots seat while one of our instructors flys along with you in the left seat. Learn the intricacies of helicopter flight and experience the challenge of hovering! Want to earn your helicopter pilots license or need training in the R-44? We can help! Block rates are available for up to 25 hours and student pilots can be signed off for solo flight. If you are looking for a way to build helicopter pilot

in command time, look no further! Our rates are the most competitive you will find worldwide! Whether you are visiting for a relaxing day away from the theme parks, the ride of your life in a WWII fighter trainer, a sightseeing tour, and checkout and recurrency training in the T6 Texan or R-44 helicopter, The Kissimmee Air Museum, Kissimmee Helicopters, and Warbird Adventures have the opportunities for you, the sky is the limit! • Kissimmee Air Museum Warbird Adventures Kissimmee Helicopters 233 North Hoagland Boulevard Kissimmee, Florida 34741 (407) 870-7366 • (800) 386-1593

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Serial Number 57-3212 Registration Number N131EC 11,815 TTSN No Damage History The highest time engine has 1,175 Hours SMOH, and all engines are inspected on condition 85 SMOH Becker Avionics - installed in 2002 / No TCAS Iridium Sat Phone FAA-approved maintenance inspection program Full set of maintenance and inspection manuals All ADs current Complete set of troop seats, along with all components for paratroop operations Complete set of litter stanchions Complete cargo roller-floor system Also available, subject to separate agreement:

• Various spare parts available to support the aircraft, including Three Spare Propellers, and Spare Wheels • Flight and maintenance crew training available • Ferry service available CLEAN INSIDE & OUT! VIRGINIA | Bill Arnwine 703-471-4301 | TEXAS 806-670-6211 | November/December 2013 Warbirds & Vintage Aircraft9

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