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X-1FBO Joins Dream Flight's Mission to Honor WWII Heroes

May 31, 2021

X-1FBO Joins Dream Flight's Mission to Honor WWII Heroes

Operation September Freedom will honor as many World War II veterans as possible with free Dream Flights in fully restored WWII-era, open cockpit biplanes.


X-1FBO is proud to announce its support of Dream Flights’ Operation September Freedom (OSF), the largest barnstorming event in our nation’s history. During a national tour beginning August 1 – September 30, 2021, Operation September Freedom will honor as many World War II veterans as possible with free Dream Flights in fully restored WWII-era, open cockpit biplanes.

“Operation September Freedom is the largest barnstorming event in our nation’s history and our last opportunity to actively recognize the men and women whose sacrifice led to the Sept. 2, 1945 signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, which effectively ended WWII,” says Darryl Fisher, founder and president of Dream Flights. “Of the 16 million Americans who served in WWII, only an estimated 100,000 are still living - the youngest 92.

Since 2011, Dream Flights has given more than 4,200 flights to seniors and veterans living in long-term care communities. As a Dream Flights supporter, X-1 is committed to recruiting as many FBOs and donations as possible through their client and partnership networks.

“The success of this historic mission depends entirely on individual donations, sponsorships, and financial contributions of organizations like X-1,” said Fisher. “Our veterans, their families and our volunteers are grateful for their support.

Every dollar donated is used to support the cost of operating and maintaining the fleet of Stearmans during the tour. Tax-deductible donations and sponsorship opportunities are available at https://dreamflights.org/donate/.

About Dream Flights
Dream Flights is dedicated to honoring military veterans and seniors with the adventure of a lifetime: a flight in a Boeing Stearman biplane. As we make these heroes’ wishes come true, Dream Flights inspire seniors and veterans to share their stories. Learn more https://dreamflights.org/about-osf/

If you are an FBO and interested in participating as an arrival/departure location please email msarduy@x1fbo.com.

Monica Sarduy, X-1 Marketing Team