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Candy Bomber at the Dare County Airport

The Candy Bomber Crew will reenact the famous 1948/1949 Candy Drop over Berlin with the orginal Douglas C-54 Spirit of Freedom. The Spirit of Freedom dropped handkerchief parachutes filled with candy to the children during the Berlin Airlift when the city was cut off from receiving supplies. There is no cost for this free family-friendly event. 

On Thursday, December 13, the Candy Bomber will arrive in Dare County. 

On Friday, December 14, the Candy Bomber will host school children tours at the Dare County Airport.

On Saturday, December 15, the Spirit of Freedom will be open to the public for tours at the Dare County Airport.

On Sunday, December 16, the reenactment of the candy drop will take place

Ages 6 and under at 1:00 p.m. 

Ages 7+ at 1:30 p.m. 

Santa will fly in at 2:00 p.m. and be available for photos.



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