DescriptionFly High with Astronaut Sam Gemar in a 1942 Bi-Plane. Grab your scarf and your goggles, because you will soon be embarking on a flight that even Snoopy couldn't top! Three-time space shuttle veteran Sam Gemar will fly you over the skies of Kansas in his vintage 1942 Stearman open cockpit biplane, the same aircraft that was used during World War II to train Air Cadets for the U.S. Army. If you're really brave, you may even get to experience some acrobatics, like barrel rolls, hammer heads and loops! Once you have landed, you and Gemar will grab a cold beverage and relax in his hanger on a crisp Kansas night, as he tells stories of his time in outer space.
The following day, Gemar will be your personal guide on a behind the scenes tour of Bombardier Flight Test Center, where Gemar serves as Chief of Flight Test Operations and Safety. Here, you will witness some of the latest developments and technology in aviation. Next, you'll enjoy lunch with Gemar and have the chance to recap all the fun you have been having. After lunch you'll be whisked off to the Kansas Cosmophere for a special tour of the museum.
Transportation to and from the experience and accommodations are not included. Weight limit - 250 lbs. The actual date of the event, not to exceed one year after the close of the auction, will be determined by the above astronaut's schedule. ASF reserves the right to disqualify the high bidder, reject the high bid, and to accept a bid from a lower bidder, for any reason within their discretion, which shall be exercised in good faith. The winning bidder of this experience may be required to submit proof of identity and be subject to a background check. Hold harmless agreement required.
This lot has been consigned by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. The proceeds will benefit this non-profit organization.
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