2015 Aviation Day website:
“Aviation Day 2015 will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free admission and parking. Aviation Day is an annual community event hosted by the Lee County Port Authority with the purpose of increasing awareness of our airports – Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and Page Field (FMY). The event is held on the ramp on the north side of Page Field off North Airport Road, east of U.S. 41 and south of Colonial Blvd. Parking is available off North Airport Road and U.S. 41 with shuttle bus transportation to the event entrance.
There will be five featured aircraft at this year’s event – a Douglas SBD-5, a North American B-25J Mitchell, a Grumman TBM-3E Avenger, a Douglas C-47 Skytrain and a Douglas DC-3. The SBD-5 “Dauntless” was a World War II carrier-based scout, dive and torpedo bomber. The B-25J Mitchell “Killer B” is a twin-engine medium bomber that became standard equipment for the Allied Air Forces in World War II. The TBM-3E Avenger entered service in 1942 and became one of the most outstanding torpedo bombers of World War II. The C-47 Skytrain “Tico Belle,” a modified version of the DC-3, was a U.S. Army Air Force military transport aircraft that participated in the Normandy invasion. The DC-3 Flagship Detroit is a fixed-wing propeller aircraft manufactured by Douglas Aircraft in 1937. It served as an American Airlines passenger plane and is the second oldest flying DC-3 in the world.”