October 27, 2010
Have you dreamed of being a World War II bombardier with the fate of the entire war depending on you? Or what about flying a private tour of Los Angeles with superstar Harrison Ford as your pilot and guide? The AOPA Foundation’s “ A Night for Flight” auction offers these two thrilling ridesâ€•and many more exciting items and experiencesâ€•for you to bid on.
Harrison Ford experience
The winning bidder and guest for this auction item will treasure a dazzling flight around the LA basin with famed actor and pilot Harrison Ford. Meet Ford at his Santa Monica hangar for a tour of his impressive collection of aircraft—which includes everything from a de Havilland Beaver to a Bell helicopter—and then board one of his airplanes as he conducts you around the sights of Los Angeles. Afterward, savor lunch and conversation at one of Ford’s favorite local restaurants. This priceless encounter will make memories to last a lifetimeâ€• place your bid today.
‘Fifi’ B-29 bombardier’s seat experience
The winning bidder will ride in the only flying B-29 in the world, Fifiâ€•and sit in the most exhilarating seat on the aircraft, the bombardier’s seat. Imagine yourself in the midst of World War II, the Pacific Theater or Europe below you, as you take aim for freedom and deliver your payload against the Axis powers. Fifi is operated by the Commemorative Air Force, whose efforts keep this piece of history alive. Make this breathtaking experience your dream-come-trueâ€• bid now.
A Night for Flight auction is open for bids and supports the AOPA Foundation’s critical initiatives to keep pilots safe and safeguard the future of GA. The auction is updated daily, so check beck often to see what’s been added. But hurryâ€•bids close Nov. 13 at 10 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Pacific. You don’t want to miss your opportunity for a lifetime’s adventure!
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