Get Your Gala Tickets: Berlin Airlift Mission Accomplished!

Gail Halvorsen, known as 'Candy bomber pilot' (in German 'Rosinenbomber'), stands in front of a historical plane of the same type the former US-pilot used for the 'Luftbruecke' (lit. 'air bridge') over Berlin after World War II in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 21 November 2016. PHOTO: BORIS ROESSLER/dpa | usage worldwide (Photo by Boris Roessler/picture alliance via Getty Images)

Our Mission Continues Celebration May 18th, 2024 Come celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Airlift and the groundbreaking of the Halvorsen Heritage Center on May 18th at the Spanish Fork Airport!!! 2:00pm  Groundbreaking at the North end of the airport, by the National Guard Armory; Free to the public. 6:00pm Mission… Continue reading Get Your Gala Tickets: Berlin Airlift Mission Accomplished!

The Lundell Family Honors the Chocolate Pilot at King Theater, Ida Grove, Iowa

In July, the Lundell family of Kiron, Iowa, honored my father, Gail S. Halvorsen at the King Theater in Ida Grove, Iowa where the Lundells generously supported the showing of aviation masterpiece, “Top Gun: Maverick.” They dedicated it to dad, the Berlin Candy Bomber by placing his name on the marquee. Journalist, Doug Clough of… Continue reading The Lundell Family Honors the Chocolate Pilot at King Theater, Ida Grove, Iowa

The Wings & Wheels Event

Join Spanish Fork and the Halvorsen Foundation for a celebration of flight and speed. The Halvorsen STEM Fun Bus will be at the airport with fight simulators, STEM activities and much more. Flight and driving demonstrations throughout the day. Find out more!

The Candy Bomber Foundation at Spanish Fork Fiesta Days

The Halvorsen Foundation celebrated Spanish Fork Fiesta Days Candy Bomber Style… with the children. During the children’s activities event held at Library Park on Saturday, July 23rd, the Halvorsen Foundation set up a booth with a preview of the Halvorsen Heritage Center, flight simulators and hands on STEM activities. The Halvorsen STEM bus parked at… Continue reading The Candy Bomber Foundation at Spanish Fork Fiesta Days

Remember the Candy Bomber

Dear Friends of 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.… Continue reading Remember the Candy Bomber