As any show attendee with children is aware, this year’s NBAA overlaps Halloween, and if you find yourself craving some aviation-themed thrills and chills while in Orlando, head over to nearby Fantasy of Flight in Polk City for two events celebrating the spookiest time of the year. The Haunted Hangar Tour– conducted through October 31–treats visitors to eerie tales of the odd and mysterious in aviation, from the ghost of the Red Baron to Lindbergh’s spectral companions on his record breaking flight, all against the backdrop of the world’s largest privately owned aircraft collection.
Those remaining in the Orlando area after the show’s conclusion can have the opportunity to personally encounter the inexplicable on Saturday night when the attraction will host nightFlight: Phase Three of the Paranormal Investigation. The four-hour long experience, now in its third year, will detail the historic aircraft collection’s haunted history, visit locations within the facility where paranormal encounters have been previously recorded and even allow guests to use the tools of the spirit-hunting trade. The reservation-only event, which costs $75 per person, begins at 9:30 p.m. and guests are encouraged to bring cameras, voice recorders, flat-soled shoes and presumably a strong sense of adventure.–C.E.