North Cascades Vintage Fly-In – July 25-27, 2014
The North Cascades Vintage Fly-In has grown into one of the premier fly-ins for vintage, classic and antique airplane enthusiasts. Nestled in the foothills of the North Cascade mountain range in Washington state, the fly-in draws numerous significant and interesting aircraft every year.
Friday - Early arrivals
Saturday – All day arrivals and registration
- Update about breakfast: Java Jo’s On the Go will be on hand for breakfast including pancakes, sausages, coffee and more, in lieu of the traditional high school cafeteria breakfast.
- We’ll also have a taco truck, Reverie BBQ and Donut Seed Co. on hand as well!
- The pilot’s lounge also has a kitchen and is available for pilots wishing to do their own cooking. Food vendors will also be on site throughout the day.
- Skagit Swings Band 18 piece Big Band plays 1:30pm to 4:30pm
- Aircraft judging will take place throughout the day, pilots wishing to have their aircraft judged simply need to check the box on the registration form they will be given at their parking space.
Sunday – Departures
Arrival & Parking
In an effort to accommodate the ever growing number of aircraft flying in, the fly-in will again use a higher density, overlapping tail to tail parking system for this year’s fly-in. Once again the ground crew will be reserving the southeast corner of the main parking area for antique, vintage and classic aircraft. Other aircraft are kindly asked to park either on the south side of the runway (which at the east end as equally great viewing for airplanes landing and taking off), as well as the parking available west of the main museum hangar.
Arriving pilots should monitor and communicate on 122.9 as they approach the airport. Upon landing, pilots will be directed to the best available parking where they will be met by ground personnel who will help them with the parking and hand out registration cards (registration is free). Any pilot wishing to hold a nearby parking space for an incoming pilot can just let the ground personnel know after parking.
Accommodation & Food
Camping is available at the airport next to your airplane. The pilot’s lounge is open for public use and includes shower, restroom and kitchen facilities.
There are several local lodging options in Concrete, more information can be found at the Concrete Chamber of Commerce website here: Concrete Lodging.
There will be food vendors at the airport all day Saturday (see above) and the Fire Department will join with the Lion’s Club with hot dogs, hamburgers ice cream and sodas. There are also several local restaurants in Concrete which is about a 15-20 minute walk.
We expect the Skagit Valley Antique Car Club on Saturday and a local vintage motorcycle club to join us at some point during the weekend! We encourage you to dance along to the music of the Skagit Valley Swing Band who will be performing on Saturday from 1:30pm til about 4pm!
We’ll be introducing our fuel station – please note that it will take about 10 minutes to fuel up. We are offering member’s rate of $6.00 per gallon for the month of July (but we’d love it if you would consider joining)!
Information the town of Concrete
It is required that you required a minimum of liability insurance on your aircraft to participate in the Concrete North Cascades Fly-In. Please utilize safety precautions at all times. Please stay off the runway and behind the aircraft parking lines (painted in orange) at all times unless necessary. If you must cross the runway, please exercise caution in doing so.
No low fast passes upon taking off are permitted.