Marvel of Flight is a two day event held annually at the DeFuniak Springs Airport in DeFuniak Springs, Florida where pilots fly their beautiful, vintage (or unique) planes into the airport and display them for the public to enjoy. Friday's event is primarily for school field trips, media flights and and vendor setup. Saturday is designed to welcome the public so families can enjoy seeing the planes in the backdrop of live entertainment, exhibits, demonstrations, food and merchandise vendors and more! FREE ADMISSION!
In lieu of an admission fee, Marvel of Flight will be accepting Food Drive donations to benefit the Matrix Community Outreach Center.
Marvel of Flight 2019 program features are headlines by Red Thunder, All American Skydive Team, and Friends of Army Aviation.
The following are links to the schedule of your choice.
- Friday March 29 PilotS' preview day schedule
- Saturday March 30 fly-in & expo schedule
- 2019 Highlights
Friday, March 29, 2019 - Free admission
(download the schedule PDF)
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm:
- Aircraft on Display at the DeFuniak Springs Main Office, 1931 US Highway 90.
- Aircraft Rides at the DeFuniak Springs Main Office, 1931 US Highway 90. Fee to ride ride the planes.
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - Free admission
(download this schedule PDF)
- Gates open to the public
- Live Entertainment - Stage
- Helicopter and Biplane Rides - Airstrip
- Kids Zone - Central Mall Area
- Car Show - Central Mall Area
- Aircraft Static Displays - Airstrip
- Arts and Craft Vendors - Central Mall Area
9:00 am - 9:30 am
- ATA Karate Demonstration - Stage
- Drone Demonstrations - Monarch Aviation Hanger
- PUBLIC SEMINAR: Commercial Drone Operations: Planning on using drones for your business? Learn about commercial unmanned aircraft business regulations and opportunities. Speaker: Curtis Bolton, Owner, ATC & Associates. Pilot Tent
9:30 am - 10:00 am
- PUBLIC SEMINAR: Monarch Aviation "Avionic Update:" The leader of Monarch Aviation will provide a business update on its FAA certified repair station. Speaker: Carl Everitt, Owner/CEO, Monarch Aviation. Pilot Tent
9:30 am - 10:25 am
- Bee Bops Performance - Stage
10:00 am - Noon
- PUBLIC SEMINAR: FAA WINGS PROGRAM: "Embrace Your ADM (Aeronautical Decision-Making): Understand the different aspects of aeronautical decision-making including the "what-ifs" in flight decisions; how aircraft accident investigations improve flight safety; and see a comparison of NexRad and Stormscope, two of the aviation industry's leading radar monitoring systems for general aviation aircraft. This multi-faceted seminar is led by three experienced FAASTeam representatives: Bill Castien, SAF, MCFI-E, FAA Master Pilot, UFO; Ray Mansfield, CFI, CFII, MEI, Cirrus CSIP; and Larry Turnage, AFE, CFII, MEI, Master Army Aviator - Pilot Tent.
10:25 am - 10:30 am
- Opening Ceremony - Stage
10:30am - 10:35am
- Skydiving Demonstration - Airstrip
10:35am - 10:45am
- Red Thunder Flight Demonstration - Airstrip
12:30pm - 12:45pm
- SEARS Rocket Launch Demonstration - Central Mall Area
1:00 pm - 1:15 pm
- All American Skydiving Team Demonstration - Airstrip
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
- Red Thunder Formation Flight Demonstration - Airstrip
2:30pm - 2:35pm
- Car Show Awards Presentation - Stage
- Event Closes
Red Thunder: Red Thunder is a four-ship war bird formation team, led by a North American T-28B, with a Chinese CJ-6 aircraft on each wing, and a Russian Yak-52 flying the number four or slot position. These aircraft all have nine cylinder radial engines with horsepower ranging from 360hp to 1450hp. The rumbling sounds and smoke trails with each pass are real crowd pleasers.
All American Skydiving Team: The All American Skydiving Team is a group of professional skydivers that perform all kinds of exhibition skydives into events in the Southeast US. They specialize in sports events, air shows and fly-ins. AAST will make MOF 2019 extra special with an exciting set of skydive performances.
Friends of Army Aviation: The Friends of Army Aviation –Ozark, (FAA–O), is a non-profit public education organization filed under section 501(c) (3) of the IRS. The organization is dedicated to presenting the Army Aviation story to the American people through static displays of legacy Army aircraft and an associated ride program.