Free Florida Tech Aviation Day Oct. 12 Offers Defenders Car Show, Airplane Rides, Displays, Raffle and More

MELBOURNE, FLA. –-Florida Institute of Technology’s annual Aviation Day will take off Oct. 12,
9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Emil Buehler Center for Aviation Training and Research at Melbourne International Airport. The event will feature the Defender Car Show, organized in coordination with the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida.

Guests will see military, civilian and homebuilt aircraft and displays. Aircraft include a World War II WACO biplane with “stick and rudder,” which can be flown around the area for $75/person. There will also be educational booths, refreshments and a children’s fun area. The Tuskegee Airmen will be available to discuss aviation history.

The Emil Buehler Center is located at 801 Harry Goode Way, adjacent to Melbourne International Airport, off NASA Boulevard, near the control tower. For more information, call (321) 674-6501.

Registration for car show participants is available at Admission and parking are free at the Emil Buehler Center.

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