Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance to Open With Classic Flyover
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| The 17th Annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance will open with a historic three-plane flyover at 10:02 AM on Sunday March 11th.
In keeping with 'The Amelia's' theme of rare, elegant, and desirable cars and maximum fun, 'The Amelia's' flyover will not only be unique but historically accurate.
The three-plane Amelia flyover will be led by David Martin's 300-horsepower aerobatic Breitling CAP 232 monoplane.His wingman will be David Kicklighter in the Breitling Extra 300L aerobatic two-seater. The 300-series Extra is so fast and maneuverable that it was chosen as the chase plane for Burt Rutan's Space Ship One.
Representing the classic trans-war period of aviation is David Marco's award-winning Lockheed 12A, one of just eight still flying. Marco's graceful 1938 Lockheed underwent a two-year, historically meticulous 10,000 hour restoration that presents the 'Electra Junior' as it appeared in the late thirties.