Vintage Flying Museum Slates 20th Annual Big Band Hangar Dance for October 2, 2010

Big band sounds combined with savory barbecue adds up to a memorable evening of DFW entertainment for those who come out to dance or to watch as the Vintage Flying Museum hosts an enjoyable fall fund raising event.

FT. WORTH, TX – The Vintage Flying Museum in Fort Worth will be celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the World War II B-17 Flying Fortress airplane when the hanger doors open for its 20th Annual Big Band Hangar Dance on October 2, 2010.

This event is the major fund raiser for the museum, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation, which houses more than 20 vintage airplanes including the B-17 “Chuckie” one of the few remaining B-17’s in the world that is capable of being flown. The first B-17 was made by Boeing in 1935.

Swing dance enthusiasts, airplane enthusiasts, history buffs and veterans can be expected to turn out for this event to enjoy the big band sounds of the Alan Glasscock 16- piece orchestra and a nostalgic evening of swing dancing. Because the dance takes place in an authentic WWII B-29 hangar in front of an actual B-17 Flying Fortress, guests often dress up in 1940’s military or civilian attire. This is optional, not required.

Dinner will be served from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., with dancing from 8 – midnight. The event is BYOB with soft drinks and snacks available for purchase. Dance only tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Barbecue dinner is $15. Reserve tables are available with the purchase of ten tickets. Corporate tables are also available.

Tours through the museum’s B-17 as well as DC-3 flight over the city of Ft. Worth Tickets are available. Call 817-624-1935 for information and ticket sales. Tickets are also available through the museum Web site by logging onto The museum is located at 505 N.W. 38th Street, Hangar 33 South, Fort Worth, TX 76106.

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About The Vintage Flying Museum
The primary mission of the Vintage Flying Museum, a Texas 501C(3) Non Profit, is to preserve America’s flying heritage in word, deed and action. Over 200 members now support these efforts. Twenty aircraft are on exhibit including several which are extremely rare and historic. Additional displays include a dedicated reciprocal and jet engine room, a FAA Aviation Education Resource Center, WWII memorabilia and artifact exhibits, a unique aircraft model exhibit and gift shop. One of its greatest achievements and contributions to the community is the development of aviation education programs.

The Vintage Flying Museum
Phone: 817-624-1935
City/Town: Dallas/Fort Worth

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