Remember that movie in the late 1980s called “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”? Those three modes of transportation are the focus of an event in southwest Iowa’s Adair County tomorrow (Sunday). The Iowa Aviation Museum is hosting its annual “Wings, Wheels and Whistles” spectacular. Lee Ann Nelson is the museum’s executive director and says there’ll be airplane rides, fly-ins and fly-bys of all sorts of modern and vintage aircraft on display.There’ll be fly-overs by aircraft including a P-51 Mustang and a T-28 — that covers the wings part. As for wheels and whistles — classic cars will be on display along the runway in addition to detailed model trains and full-scale locomotives which will also be available for hopping rides. All proceeds from the event benefit the museum, which Nelson says is a monument to Iowa’s flying heroes.The museum focuses on Iowa’s aviation history and it’s home to the Iowa Aviation Hall of Fame, adding people each year who are Iowans who’ve made a major contribution to aviation. This is the museum’s major annual fundraiser. An omelet breakfast runs Sunday from 7:30 to 11 and there’s a picnic dinner starting at 4 P.M. The museum’s open from 7:30 to 5. Nelson says one other highlight will be the performance of a play featuring aviation pioneers Orville and Wilbur Wright.For more information, call (641) 343-7184 or surf to “www.flyingmuseum.com”.
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