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Fans Get Sneak Peek At 'Festival Of Flight' Celebration

Posted May 14, 2003 5:14 a.m. EDT

— Highway 301 in Fayetteville was closed Wednesday to make way for a parade of planes to mark the unofficial start to the 11-day

Festival of Flight


More than 30 planes, including a Red Baron Stearman biplane, a P-51 Mustang fighter from World War II and a replica of a Wright brothers' 1911 Flyer, traveled from Fayetteville Regional Airport to the Crown Coliseum.

The parade seemed to be a big hit with the spectators.

"We were up close and personal and that is what was fun about it," said one spectators.

The festival officially begins Friday and runs for 11 days. Highlights include a barnstormers air show at Fayetteville Regional Airport on Sunday and a military air show at Pope Air Force Base on Memorial Day weekend.

Admission is free, but you will have to pay for parking.