WHAT: A free, jam-packed event celebrating the life and service of the “Candy Bomber,” his indomitable spirit and his smile that lit the way during the Berlin Airlift. There will be flyovers, displays, activities, musical performances, food trucks, a sneak peak at the future Halvorsen Heritage Center and a Spirit of Freedom candy drop.
Colonel Halvorsen made his last flight February 16, 2022 at the age of 101. This compassionate, humble patriot dedicated his life to humanity and making our world a better place. During the 1948 Berlin Airlift he showed the world how a simple act of kindness could change the course of history. His message of hope lives on and is even more important today than ever before. Help us tell the story of how to continue Col Halvorsen’s legacy of service into the future.
Find more details about Col. Halvorsen’s story and register for the event here.
WHEN & WHERE:Friday, May 20 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
New Provo Airport Terminal
1331 S. Sky Way
Provo, UT 84601
Saturday, May 21 – 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Spanish Fork Airport
2050 N 300 W
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
HIGHLIGHTS: Friday, May 20 – 5:00 p.m. – New Provo Airport Terminal
Unveiling and walk through of C-17Globemaster III named in honor of Col Gail Halvorsen. This C-17, which is set to be named “The Spirit of the Candy Bomber,” has played a significant role in evacuating civilians from Afghanistan, and moving supplies and humanitarian aid to Europe in support of Ukraine.
Directions: Enter through the main entrance on the west side of the terminal. Continue straight through the center corridor to Gate 2 on the east side. An escort will direct the media to the C-17 and C-54.