Aviation day was held Saturday Nov. 7th at Page Field Ft Myers. This is an annual event which is
hosted by the Lee county port authority. They offer free admission and free parking with shuttle
service. Everyone brings a non-perishable food item which is donated to the Harry Chapin food bank
of Southwest Florida whose mission is to feed the hungry in our communities.
It was a gorgeous sunny day and the perfect backdrop for these amazing aircraft. They featured a
Douglas SBD-5, a North American B-25J Mitchell, 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 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 fixedwing
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.
They also show cased many other small planes, helicopters, demonstrations by airport
police and fire departments, aviation-themed shopping and exhibitors, refreshments and more.
Check out some of the images I took of these beautiful planes