Fantasy of Flight
Die-hard aviation and aircraft enthusiasts with a few hours to kill will love this museum, which features a sampling of the largest privately owned vintage aircraft collection in the world.
Let your Imagination take Flight
Fantasy of Flight was founded by Kermit Weeks and originally opened as an aviation-themed attraction in 1995. As the owner of the largest collection of privately owned vintage aircraft in the world, Weeks saw the attraction as an opportunity to share his love of aviation by opening his aircraft collection up to the public. Today, a scaled down version of the attraction is offered in the form of the Fantasy of Flight Collection Museum.
“We want to allow the aircraft-loving public the opportunity to reconnect while we continue to create and design the next iteration (Act III) of the Fantasy of Flight attraction.”
Fantasy of Flight does have a tour guide on duty, so anyone who are interested in learning more about the history of the planes can do so. What sets the Fantasy of Flight Collection apart from other collections aviation enthusiasts may encounter is that Weeks does not collect anything he doesn’t intend to fly. Most of the aircraft you encounter in the museum have been carefully restored to airworthiness.
Be sure to make a stop at the gift shop where you can find books authored by Weeks, toys and other aviation related items.
Seasonal Hours of Operation
The scaled down museum operates seasonally from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Friday through Sunday seasonally beginning November 20th – April 10, 2016. Operating hours and dates are subject to change, so please call to verify before visiting.
Take your Aviation Enthusiasm to new Heights at SUN ‘n FUN
If you are a hardcore aviation enthusiast, it’s likely that you’ve already heard of the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo – it’s only the world’s second largest fly-in. Every Spring, more than 200,000 people flock to Polk County to see day and night airshows, visit hundreds of exhibits, earn education credits at workshops and forums, introduce their children to the world of aviation and view more than 4,500 aircraft from homebuilts to warbirds on 2,200 acres.Whether you are an aviation enthusiast or just a curious soul, you have to visit SUN ‘n FUN at least once in your life.