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Cavalcade of Planes 2012

We have all sorts of exciting events, activities, and displays planned for this year's event, and there's more to come as commitments come in!  Check back frequently as this list evolves!

Dates:  Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3

Hours (both days):  10 AM - 4 PM

Admission (please note that admission is cash only):

  • Adults and Seniors:  $3.00
  • 18 and under:  $1.00
  • Children under 3:  FREE

Displays

  • New airplanes from Cessna, Piper, Diamond, Beechcraft, Cirrus

  • NEW THIS YEAR:  Light-sport aircraft (LSA)

  • Pre-owned aircraft for display and sale

  • RC model aircraft

  • Illinois Aviation Museum collection:

  • KC-135 cockpit mockup and air refueling boom simulator courtesy of the 434th Air Refueling Wing from Indiana’s Grissom Air Reserve Base

  • US Navy’s Jet Trainer, T-2 Buckeye

  • US Air Force’s Jet Trainer T-33 Shooting Star

  • A4c Skyhawk, a Vietnam Era attack jet that is currently undergoing restoration

  • WWI replicas including Nieuports 11 & 12 hanging from the ceiling, as well as a Fokker E3 on the floor

  • Two gliders (one wood, one metal)

  • Jungster II, monoplane

  • “Stubby”, our parade aircraft that was once a flying T-33, and is now modified as a US Thunderbird

  • Fully-restored Vietnam-era Huey gunship helicopter on loan from Cantigny

  • Vietnam war re-enactment

  • Will County Emergency Management Command Vehicle

  • Bolingbrook Fire Department

  • Fountaindale Public Library Bookmobile

  • Vendor tent

Activities

  • Fly-bys in formation starting at 9 AM

  • Parachute club jumpers

  • "War Birds" arrivals and other military events throughout the day

Rides

  • Airplane and helicopter rides by A&M Aviation

  • Rides on the "Breezy" experimental aircraft

  • Cavalcade tours on the IAM "Helo-wagon" (small donation requested)

  • "GroundBound" rides for kids ($1 per child requested donation)

Refreshments

  • Charlie's Restaurant opens at 7 AM

  • Food vendors starting at 10 AM

  • Beer Garden open 11 AM - 5 PM

Entertainment

  • Live music by Scramble Unplugged

COLLECTIBLES

  • Inflatable and diecast planes

  • 3D plane puzzles that can be painted and customized

  • Many other items

 



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