Polk City, Florida: Fantasy of Flight Museum - ClosedKermit Weeks has assembled what he claims is the world's largest collection of vintage flyable aircraft. Take a ride in a biplane, or satisfy yourself with an "immersion experience" in the museum -- which is also haunted. Closed April 7, 2014.
- I-4 exit 44, then drive north a half-mile.
- Closed April 7, 2014
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G-Willie, the hapless airplane pilot dummy, was stolen from his perch, where he dangled from the tail of the Fantasy of Flight's iconic plane for about a decade![Scott Kjeer, 07/25/2007]
The DC-3 has been turned around and is now displayed conventionally. G-Willie, or another dummy like him, now sits in the cockpit doorway.
The most eye catching form of advertising we have is a DC-3 that looks as if it has crashed on the side of Interstate 4 (runs between Tampa and Orlando), many people have thought it was a real plane crash. We also have a pilot with a parachute on his back hanging from the tailwheel debating whether to jump or not. We are looking for a handful of fake gators to put on the ground under him. We dress him like Santa, a leprechaun, the Easter Bunny, and a pilgrim during the appropriate times of the year.[Teresa Weeks, 07/08/2001]