The Fort Oglethorpe Veterans and Citizens Council, the organization sponsoring the inaugural Honoring Those Who Serve Parade and Festival, announces the partnership with the Museum of Flight for the Nov. 6 event in Fort Oglethorpe.
The parade begins at 10:30 am, with a flight over the museum’s vintage T-28 Trojan aircraft. A second flight will be made later on the polo field to kick off the festival. The Museum of Flight will also present its aviation and military memorabilia for display at the Barnhardt Circle Polo Field Festival.
The Museum of Flight was established in 2010 and is dedicated to raising awareness of aviation and the important role it has played in the history of the nation. The aircraft collection includes an Alpha T-28 “Trojan” model, a Bravo T-28 “Trojan” model and a Beechcraft C-45. The museum uses the hangar at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome, Georgia.
“The Museum of Flight is thrilled to be associated with this event and to have the chance to showcase its collection and publicly thank those who serve,” said Pete O’Hare, warbird pilot and coordinator of the event. âOur mission is to educate the public about the important role aviation has played in making the United States the greatest country in the world. We will fly low and hard to kick off the parade and the festival in style. Be prepared to cover your ears and be in awe of the plane.
Paulding County Airport in Dallas, Georgia is home to its aviation and military memorabilia and outdoor exhibits. Equipment on display at the festival includes the M35 “Deuce and a Half” cargo truck, Willys M38A-1 Jeep, M274 “Mule”, Humvee and Chevrolet Corvette 1978 Silver Anniversary Edition. This Corvette is one of only two produced in 1978 as the anniversary edition of the Corvette. The other was the Indianapolis 500 pace car. This car has been modified and is able to go from 0 to 100 miles per hour in 2.95 seconds and had a smoke system installed for performance at air shows. He has performed on all continents and recently performed at the Kaneohe Bay Air Show, flying a plane and winning.
The full-day festival will feature arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, military vehicles, classic cars, a children’s play area and live music, ending with fireworks. firework at nightfall. Six Pistols kicks off the music, followed by Josh Driver and Full Circle with the Beaters at 3:30 pm There is free parking at the polo field and it’s free on Saturdays from the museum to the 6th Cavalry Museum.