As part of a fundraiser, the First Flight Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to telling the story of the Wright brothers through community events and education, will award one lucky winner a World War II experience: flying in two iconic products of North American Aviation, a TF–51 Mustang and a T–6 Texan.
The flight experience is operated by Stallion 51, an FAA certified flight school that offers training and experience flights in the TF–51, a two-seat variant of the legendary P–51 Mustang that was used to train U.S. Air Force pilots after World War II. Stallion 51 also operates the T–6 Texan, and Aero Vodochody L–39 Albatros in Orlando, Florida.
Interested individuals have until December 10 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern to enter for a chance to win. It is free to enter the sweepstakes, but donating to the organizations ensures more entries into the contest. Proceeds from the fundraiser go to support the First Flight Society’s annual events, community outreach, educational programs, and scholarships.
The drawing for the sweepstakes will take place on December 17 at 11 a.m. during the organization’s annual celebration at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. This year, Walter and Olive Ann Beech have been selected as honorees to be inducted into the Paul E. Garber Shrine displayed at the Wright Brothers Memorial.
The flight recipient will have 12 months to schedule their ride. The winner will also receive $800 toward travel expenses to Orlando. For more information on the sweepstakes or to enter, visit the First Flight Society’s website.