James Bond to land in Destin: Second Annual Props, Wings & Wheels revs up to benefit military

Wanda Kenton Smith
More than 35 luxury and exotic autos, jets and aircraft will be on display at Destin Jet during SKYFALL OVER DESTIN.

It's a soiree that James Bond would love. In fact, Secret Agent 007 may just make a covert appearance. .

Skyfall Over Destin is the theme for this year's Props, Wings & Wheels event slated for April 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. (doors open at 6:30) at Destin Jet. The private hangars and adjacent outdoor complex will be dripping in luxury, featuring a rich mix of exotic and classic automobiles, yachts, sport boats and sportfishers, jets, vintage aircraft, electric cars, custom choppers and more. McCaskell & Company fine jewelers will showcase a dazzling display of diamonds as part of the Casino Royale gaming-for-fun and charity segment also on tap.

Co-sponsored by Destin Jet and Legendary Marine, the event is open to the public and includes a wealth of value in the $25 ticket, with proceeds to benefit Fisher House and Special Forces Chapter 7.

"The night will be purely Bondesque and highly impressive," said event co-chair Kate Kelley. "Both Destin Jet and Legendary Marine are very proud supporters of our military, and we are pleased to sponsor an event that will benefit two deserving organizations. We've been so pleased by the positive responses from participating sponsors and the community at large in embracing this exciting event."

Live music and dancing featuring David Seering and the Downbeat Classic Brass headlines the entertainment, while delicious hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served up in style by leading restaurateurs and caterers LesGo Catering, Ruth’s Chris, Clemenza's, Jekyll: A Private Chef, Lillie’s Q BBQ, KaraBoo Bakery, Cuvee Catering and Southern Wine & Spirits.

A silent auction will sport a wide assortment of outstanding products and services, including a champagne jet flight, sunset helicopter tour, Jeep rentals, Hertz rentals, resort accommodations at the Emerald Grande, Sinfonia season tickets, jewelry, powerboat and jet ski rentals, parasailing, Gold's Gym memberships and personal training sessions, two kitchen designs from Prestige Kitchen & Bath, spa and salon treatments, private tennis lessons, private golf lessons from a member of the Senior PGA tour, photo sessions, private home rental, national home inspection, upscale dining at multiple top restaurants, original art and more.

Joining title co-presenters Destin Jet and Legendary Marine are BOND Sponsors Ocean Reef, Elite Jeeps, Florals by the Sea, The Eventful Planner, Big Day Events, Stevens Aviation, Destin Commons and Sunshine Shuttles. GOLDFINGER sponsors include Home & Land of the Emerald Coast, McCaskill & Company, SETCO Services, Sterling Aviation, Allianz, and PM Valet. MONEYPENNY sponsors include Acentria, Destin Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Bawa & Associates, NuFletch Archery, Hammock Bay, First Florida Bank, Flightline Group, Armstrong Printing, Back Down 2 Charter Boat, Cox Communications and AVFuel.  Media sponsors include the Destin Log, Northwest Florida Daily News, Emerald Coast Magazine, Motorfest Magazine, VIE and Destin Magazine.

Among the dozens of select premier products slated for the extravaganza showcase are a 2012 Aston Martin DBS, 2011 Ferrari 599GIU, 2012 Corvette CR1, 2012 Bentley GTC Convertible, Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, custom Jeeps from Elite Jeeps, Fisker and Tesla electric cars, antique cars, Marquis and Carver yachts, Everglades sportfisher, Chris Craft and Cobalt sport boats, Phenom 300 jet, B24, PB-2, Citation Mustang, King Air 300, Hawker 800 with winglets, Piper aircraft, Shakes Mobile and a Gyrocopter.

Tickets may be purchased in advance via Event will take place rain or shine. For more information, contact Kate Kelley at (850) 585-0049, or visit