High-flying fun: DeFuniak Springs Airport hosts 4th Annual Marvel of Flight

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The 4th Annual Marvel of Flight features interactive exhibits, skydiving, a rocket launch and more than 100 planes to view and explore.

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 03:35 PM.

History, technology and engineering combine for two fun-filled days at the 4th Annual Marvel of Flight.

Held at the DeFuniak Springs airport, the event was a past project of the Leadership Walton class of 2011.

"The original purpose was to showcase the airport and support economic development," said Ryan Adams, DeFuniak Springs airport supervisor.

Now, in its fourth year, the event has grown to include pilot seminars, aircraft displays, aviation vendors, skydiving as well as kids activities.

"It's just about fun," Adams said. "You get to hear old pilots talking about their starts, watch a rocket launch, and visit more than 100 planes."

Aviation enthusiasts from around the country bring their aircraft to Marvel of Flight to share with their passion with the public.

"We get people coming in by word of mouth, now we have people contacting us wanting to be a part of the event," said Adams . "We have new, state-of-the-art plans, antiques from the 1920s, hot air balloons, helicopters — if it flies, people are down here showcasing it."

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