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Aviation enthusiasts flock to Florida for Marvel of Flight festival

Posted March 22, 2017
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For aviators and aviation enthusiasts, the Marvel of Flight Fly-In & Expo in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, is an annual pilgrimage.

The 7th annual Marvel of Flight festival happens on March 31 and April 1, and there are lots of events, speakers, displays and happenings to interest aviation enthusiasts of all levels. However, this year's event will be extra special with the announcement of featured guest Patty Wagstaff. She is a three-time National Aerobatic Champion and National Aviation Hall of Fame member.

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Wagstaff will be speaking Friday night, March 31, at 6:45 p.m. and then hosting a special seminar Saturday morning with FAA educator Chuck Ebbecke called "Loss of Control." That event will be followed by a flag jump and formation flight demonstrations and then a barbecue lunch.

The event's other special guest is the Tiger Flight Foundation, a demonstration team and youth motivational program.

You can check out a full list of events for March 31 here, and the full list of happenings for April 1 here.

And if you happen to be attending this event in northwest Florida, we hope you'll spend the weekend with us! Our Sleep Inn & Suites hotel in DeFuniak Springs is located at Interstate 10 (Exit 70), just 15 minutes away from Marvels of Flight. In addition to a complimentary hot breakfast before the show, you can unwind at our outdoor pool or rejuvenate in our fitness center afterward.

Check out our list of amenities! Call 1-850-307-9000 or book online today.

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