Wings Over Miami: High Flying Fun

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When you were a child, you dreamed of gliding among the clouds piloting your very own airplane. Now, your kids dream of the very same thing. Indulge the whole family’s love of flight with a visit to the Wings Over Miami Air Museum. Located at Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport about 13 miles from downtown Miami, this impressive museum is dedicated to the veterans and aviators who pioneered civilian and military aviation, with planes that date from World War II through the Cold War. Wings Over Miami differs from other aviation museums in one singificant way: not only must all the planes in its collection be historically notable, but they must also be airworthy. That means that depending on the timing of your visit, not only will you get to admire these fine airplanes on the ground and in the hangar, you’ll get to see them in action. So come on by on your next family day and see exhibits devoted to all aspects of aviation. The kids will be anxious to ogle the planes, but first steer them to the 4U-1 Corsair Engine R2800 on display. Part of it is cut away, allowing you to show them how this amazing piece of engineering provides the horsepower required for a heavy plane to fly. Then it’s time for the big birds, so walk over to the outdoor hangar, where a Consolidated PBY Catalina flying boat is stationed. As you take it all in, it’s easy to imagine how nervous the pilots must have been when they had to make their first water landing. And don’t miss the classic design of a F-14 Tomcat. If it looks familiar, that’s probably because you built a model of one when you were your kids’ age, displaying it proudly in your bedroom. That’s reason enough to buy a similar model in the museum’s gift shop, giving you another great activity to do with your little ones, recalling old memories while creating new ones.

Wings Over Miami

14710 SW 128th St Miami FL 33196

(305) 233-5197

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