the Candy Bomber

Date: May 20th & 21st, 2022

Join us as we remember and celebrate his life of service, his indomitable spirit, and the smile that lit the way during the Berlin Airlift with flyovers, displays, activities, musical performances, food trucks, a sneak peak at the future Halvorsen Heritage Center, and a Spirit of Freedom candy drop!

Be challenged and inspired to become a Candy Bomber yourself and see what a difference you can make in the world around you.

Friday, May 20th, 2022

New Provo Airport Terminal
1331 S. Sky Way
Provo, UT 84601

Saturday, May 21st, 2022

Spanish Fork Airport
2050 N 300 W
Spanish Fork, UT 84660

Upcoming Events

Remember The Candy Bomber

The Candy Bomber, Colonel Gail Halvorsen, made his last flight February 16, 2022. 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 a simple act of kindness, could change the course of history. His message of Hope seems even more important today than ever before…

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Utah Aeronautics Conference 2022

The Utah Aeronautics Division is pleased to announce the state’s first-ever Aeronautics Conference. As the only event of its kind in Utah, this premier conference will bring together over 500 aviation professionals, state and local officials, mechanics, engineers, planners, and industry leaders to improve safety networks, share best practices and foster collaboration.

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Colonel Gall S. Halvorsen is a light to the world. He brought that light to the children of Berlin during the Berlin Airlift and became known to them as Uncle Wiggly Wings and The Candy Bomber. He has been sharing that light with children the world over since then with his message of ‘service before self, attitude, gratitude, and the power of little things adding up to big things.”

Learn more about his legacy and how you can help keep it alive.

Operation VittlesOperation Little Vittles


Miles flown during the airlift, almost the distance from the earth to the sun


Tons of food and fuel delivered to Berlin


Pounds of candy dropped


Parachutes used in Operation Little Vittles

Sponsors Col. Halvorsen, his family and the Foundation are grateful to the Foundation are grateful to the many companies, organizations and individuals who are helping to keep The Candy Bomber Legacy alive.