The Dare County Regional Airport (DCRA) hosts a Candy Bomber event each year. This event allows school kids and adults to explore and learn about the original mission of the Berlin Airlift as well as the C-54 aircraft that was used. The Spirit of Freedom “Candy Bomber” Will reenact the Candy Drop that was started by Colonel Gail Halvorsen.
Col. Halverson is scheduled to attend this event once again.
December 12th: The plane arrives and children can tour the plane
December 13th: There will be a get together at the Dare Center at 7:00pm with Colonel Gail Halerson and flight crew
December 14th: Spirit of Freedom open to the public
December 15: Reenactment of the candy drop will take place from 1pm – 1:30pm. Santa will be picked up by the Spirit of Freedom on the way.
December 17: Celebration at Wright Brothers Memorial
The plane arrived on December 12. Friday morning school children tour the plane. On December 13, Friday night, at the Dare Center at 7:00pm, there is a get together with the Colonel, Officer and flight crew. On December 14, it is open to the public. On December 15, at 1:00pm-1:30pm is the candy drop and we pick up Santa on the way. December 17 Celebration at Wright Brothers Memorial.
The smile on the kids face when they retrieve a parachute/candy bar makes this event special.
Donations made to the Berlin Airlift.