Win a place on the Ian Allan CAF Air Sho‘ 2005 Tour!

Merlins Over Malta are raffling one place on the Ian Allan Aviation Tour to the world’s greatest warbird air show - "Confederate Air Force Air Sho‘ 2005”!

30th September - 4th October

The CAF B-17 Sentimental Journey

© Phil Makanna/GHOSTS

Raffle tickets cost £1.00 each and they are available from the Merlins Over Malta team, supporting organisations and events that we attend.

You can order your raffle tickets by post.  Send your payment  (+ 21p postage or a 2nd class stamp) along with your name and contact details to:

Merlins Over Malta
Rosemary Cottage
High Street

Cheques and postal order to be made payable to Merlins Over Malta

The Small Print!

Date of Draw - 31st August 2005

The prize is based on sharing a twin-bedded room with private facilities and includes flights from London Gatwick Airport, admission ticket to both days, and services of an Ian Allan Aviation Tour Manager.

The prize cannot be transferred to another tour, nor is there any cash alternative. Passenger’s name to be advised by 7th September 2005 and once confirmed, cannot be changed.

Tour Information (taken from the tour leaflet)

To aviation enthusiasts around the world, the annual Confederate Air Force (CAF) Airshow – now ‘politically corrected’ in America to “Commemorative” Air Force, is legendary.

With scores of beautifully restored warbirds on static display and in the air – it’s THE warbird air show. From the early days in Harlingen, down on the US-Mexican border, to the present “Rebel Field” at Midland, the show has changed very little, except that modern-day military aircraft now also feature in the static park and in the air show.

This year they are looking to put on a special show – including a Saturday evening display – as they commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the end of World War II. The 2-day show features an all-action flying programme from mid-morning, during which dozens of warbirds re-enact some of the famous air battles of World War II, e.g. the Raid on Ploesti, Pearl Harbor, The Mariana’s Turkey Shoot, and the B-29 mission to Hiroshima.

With huge amounts of perfectly timed pyrotechnics the blue Texas sky is soon filled with flashes, flames, smoke, bangs and explosions, and diving, turning and wheeling aircraft as the Zeros, Vals and Kates of the Tora! Tora! Tora! Squadron fight it out with the P-40s, P-51s, P-38s, Wildcats, Hellcats, Corsairs, Dauntless’, Avengers, SBDs, B-17s, B-24, B-25s, A-20s, A-26s et al! The sky is full of ‘flak’ and warbirds!

FAA regulations now permit some CAF aircraft to offer pleasure flights. Aircraft types available and prices are not usually known until the actual day, however, in the past we have arranged flights on a variety of ‘big birds’ including: B-24 Liberator ($350.00), B-17 Flying Fortress ($350.00), PBY Catalina ($250.00), and various B-25 Mitchells ($175.00). Prices are per person for a 30-40-minutes flight.

We stay 3 nights at the Airport Plaza Inn (formerly the Ramada Inn-Midland Airport) on a room only basis. Ideally located only 1 mile from the show, the hotel facilities include the “Colonel’s Room” self-service cafeteria-type restaurant serving a limited menu, the popular “Aviator’s Bar”, in-room coffee makers and an outdoor swimming pool. A mile away is a very popular diner serving excellent meals and reachable on foot, taxi or by the motel’s mini-van. For our transfers on arrival and departure we use a chartered coach, and from motel to/from the air show, their mini-van runs to/from the CAF Museum every 30 minutes. Tickets to the air show on both days are included in the tour price.

THIS IS AN IDEAL OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO THE WORLD’S LARGEST AND MOST FAMOUS WARBIRD AIR SHOW! Our 5-day mini-tour gives you the opportunity to fulfil one of your aviation dreams and experience the incredible and unforgettable Confederate Air Force at Air Sho’ 2005. And this is a popular tour - over the last 5 years more than 300 warbird enthusiasts have joined us for a great weekend ‘deep in the heart of Texas’!

To download the full tour (.PDF) leaflet click here

To download a free copy of adobe acrobat reader click here

Ian Allan are also offering a tour to Malta  from the 22nd to the 26th of September.  Click here for more details.

The competition is licensed by South Cambridge District Council
Licence Number: 5654




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