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Supporters and VIP guests of the Frontiers of Flight Museum will celebrate the arrival of the historic World War II Vought V-173 "Flying Pancake" with a special invitation-only pancake breakfast on Tuesday, March 27.   The breakfast is generously sponsored by Christian Care Centers.

Many regard this one-of-a-kind aviation marvel to resemble a flying saucer or to be as “flat as a pancake.” The V-173, produced in 1942 and test flown by Charles Lingbergh, was loaned for restoration to the Vought Aircraft Heritage Foundation in Grand Prairie by the National Air and Space Museum.

Now nearly 10 years later, the Frontiers of Flight Museum is honored to accept this unique Smithsonian artifact on a long-term loan.

After traveling overnight from Grand Prairie, the “Flying Pancake” will make a grand entrance into the Frontiers of Flight Museum Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m.  Later, the aircraft will be covered until the official exhibit dedication on April 16.