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P-51 Flight with Kermit Weeks

Please bid in increments of $100.


Current High Bid:  $1,450 (CS, Calif.)

Kermit and p-51


Ever want to fly in the most famous fighter of all time? Well, here’s your chance.  

Kermit Weeks, owner of the world’s greatest aircraft collection at Fantasy of Flight, halfway up the road to Disney World, has graciously offered to let you and a companion spend a memorable day at Fantasy of Flight viewing his wonderful collection of vintage aircraft and learning from the historical exhibits at his one-of-a-kind attraction . . . and the highlight of the day will be your strapping into the back seat of Kermit’s P-51C, one of only four P-51B/C flying in the world today.  

This beautifully and perfectly restored aircraft is painted in the exact colors of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew these aircraft in WWII.  You’ll long remember the extraordinary roar of the Merlin engine as you accelerate down the Fantasy of Flight airstrip and point the nose into the sky.  

Kermit will fly his daily demo for the crowd watching on the ground.  High-speed passes and low speed flybys and you’ll go out and do a wing over or so north of the field.  After a very memorable ten minutes you’ll return and taxi up to the cheers of the crowd.  Try to be cool as you climb out of the back seat, get your picture taken with Kermit and then answer the inevitable questions from those who only could watch.  

If you’re the lucky winner of this extraordinary day, you’ll need to schedule your date with Kermit right away.


Donor:  Kermit Weeks, Fantasy of Flight Museum

Here's how this unique silent auction works:
  • Each of these items listed will also be offered at the live auction on the night of our 2010 Lindbergh Award Celebration on April 14, 2010.
  • The highest price for each item offered during the advance on-line bidding will be noted as an “absentee” bid that night.
  • If no higher bids are received during the live auction, the online bidder wins!
  • Unless you're at our celebration in person, you won't get a chance to up your bid, so be sure to send in your best offer prior to the close of on-line bidding at 4 p.m. CT Tuesday, April 13.

    You'll have a chance to watch the bids for this item until the deadline for advance bids on Tuesday, April 13 at 4 p.m. CDT.  If you're not outbid on that night, you win!

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