Candy Bomber Drops Candy for Hundreds of Outer Banks Children

As the C54 Spirit of America came in low over the trees at the Dare County Regional Airport, anticipation on the ground grew. Would this be the pass when the Candy Bomber dropped its load. The first pass, just a few parachutes with candy attached floated to the ground, as the flight crew assessed the … Continue reading Candy Bomber Drops Candy for Hundreds of Outer Banks Children

Pulling the Candy Bomber for a Purpose

Entering into the annals of something truly different to do, the Dare Educations Foundation’s Pulling for a Purpose matched five contestants against the 47,000 pounds of the Candy Bomber. The Candy Bomber The Candy Bomber—a vintage C54 four engine propeller plane—was in town for its annual visit to drop candy for children and do a … Continue reading Pulling the Candy Bomber for a Purpose

Candy Bomber to Come to Dare County Airport

Halvorsen and His C54 Return for 18th Time Sometimes we need reminders of how good people can be, and when that is the case, think of Lt. Colonel Gail Halvorsen—the original Candy Bomber, who will be returning to the Dare County Airport for the 18th time, flying his C54 and dropping candy parachutes to hundreds … Continue reading Candy Bomber to Come to Dare County Airport