Up close and personal with the winglet on this Bombardier Challenger 300 corporate jet! Winglets help aircraft fly farther, faster and more efficiently by reducing drag as the wing passes through the air. While they generally point up, winglets are included in the the wingspan of an aircraft. The winglets on this jet are a little over three feet each and help give the Challenger a range of over 3,500 miles, or about the distance from Appleton to Dublin, Ireland!
Congratulations to our second Spring Break Escape winner, Kevin Jorgensen! He won $1,500 in airfare on United. We’ll be contacting the winner via email. You could be our next Spring Break Escape winner! Enter now through Feb. 26 for a chance to win two tickets to Las Vegas on Allegiant. http://A.Pgtb.Me/GvvhhX
Congratulations to our first Spring Break Escape winner, Kaylie Trombly! She won two tickets to Orlando/Sanford on Allegiant. We’ll be contacting the winner via email. You could be our next Spring Break Escape winner! Enter now through Feb. 19 to win $1,500 in airfare on United. http://A.Pgtb.Me/GvvhhX
ATW insider travel tip! We now have a parking pay station inside the terminal near the baggage claim exit door. Just remember to keep your parking stub with you so when you return from your trip you can quickly pay inside instead of fumbling with cash and credit cards outside in the parking exit lanes.
The Dakota Kid is one of many warbirds that were in town for AirVenture last year. This P-51 Mustang has a particularly interesting story. It was actually rebuilt from the parts of other P-51’s. It takes an immense amount of work to find, restore and often create parts for these old birds. The P-51 was a premier fighter and bomber escort aircraft used during WWII, and most would still consider it one of the greatest fighters ever built. Many have said that the P-51’s revolutionary capabilities changed the war. For perspective, the P-51, powered by a piston engine, could fly at 41,000 feet at speeds up to 440 miles per hour. There are some modern jet aircraft that aren’t capable of either of these benchmarks! #TBT
Check out our Spring Break Escape giveaway! We’re giving away dozens of tickets now through March. Enter each week for your chance to win a spring break vacation! Enter now through Feb. 12 for a chance to win a trip for two to Orlando/Sanford on Allegiant. We’ll announce the first winner Feb. 13. Http://A.Pgtb.Me/GvvhhX
Meet Betty’s Dream, shown here on the ramp at ATW in July 2016! This B-25 Mitchell was built for the Air Force in 1945, but as far as we know, never flew for the USAF or saw combat action. These aircraft were largely used for low-level bombing runs during World War II, and are famously known for being the aircraft used in the Doolittle Raid. While a bomber at heart, these aircraft could be fitted with as many as 18 machine guns and a 75mm cannon for strafing attacks and their own self-defense. #TBT
TSA recently announced a reduction in TSA Pre✓® eligibility. Starting in early February, it will reduce access to TSA Pre✓ expedited screening lanes for travelers who have not enrolled in the TSA Pre✓ program (http://bit.ly/2j87Ude). We are currently hosting a TSA Pre✓ enrollment event at the airport. We have plenty of appointments open now through tomorrow afternoon. If you are interested in enrolling stop by for a quick 15-minute screening! Learn more: http://bit.ly/2j8c0lu