SOURCE: National Airline History Museum

National Airline History Museum

August 29, 2013 17:56 ET

Flugtag Team Connie Announces Celebration of Flight as They Prepare to Break a Red Bull Flugtag World Record

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwired - Aug 29, 2013) - Show Kansas City spirit by joining the National Airline History Museum for Celebration of Flight: Introducing the Connie, which will feature performances by aerobatic pilot Kirby Chambliss. Attendees will also be able to meet the crew of Flugtag Team Connie before the team heads off to Chicago to compete to become world champions in 2013 National Red Bull Flugtag. The event will be held on Sept. 14, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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John Roper, vice president of operations at the National Airline History Museum, said, "This is a fantastic opportunity for aviation lovers and the Kansas City community to come together and support a local team. We're very excited about Kirby being here performing and helping us bring home a world championship."

Team Connie was created by members of the National Airline History Museum with the goal of building a flugtag version of the museum's 1958 Lockheed Constellation and breaking the flugtag world record in it.

The National Airline History Museum will also be hosting a private V.I.P. reception with special guest Kirby Chambliss on Sept. 13 to celebrate the official launch of the museum's Flight of the Connie campaign to restore its Lockheed Constellation.

Proceeds from Celebration of Flight will benefit the Flight of the Connie campaign. Admission is $10 per person and free for children 12 and under. To purchase tickets, visit http://airlinehistory.org/?page=events or call 816-421-3401 for more information.

The National Airline History Museum is located at the Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Mo. and commemorates the development of commercial aviation. Follow the museum on Twitter and "like" the museum on Faceboook. To support the museum, donate here. So far, the museum has raised $15,000 in in-kind and cash donations, but it needs another $20,000 to finish building the aircraft and send the team to Chicago.

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