Flying weather is here! We want to give you a sample of a few great Fly-Ins and aviation events happening in Western Washington in the coming months. There are many more in other parts of Washington and the Pacific Northwest, see our calendar listing here.
Of course, we want to remind you we have our own Fly-In July 22-24. Three days of vintage aircraft from across the country and we offer awards in various categories. Saturday, July 23, we will have live music and food trucks. For those who like to camp, you can pitch your tents right next to the runway. Join us. Here are a more fun events this summer:
EAA is offering historic flight experiences in its beautifully restored B-17G Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast.” One of only 13 Fortress’s still flying, this aircraft is an icon of the Allied strategic bombing effort that helped turn the tide of battle in World War II. Unlike reading a history book, you can actually fly a mission back in time and feel the might of this magnificent machine, just as those brave young men did more than 60 years ago.
For the fourth consecutive year, Historic Flight Foundation will celebrate aircraft made of wood and fabric, with two wings. Expect to see a variety of stellar examples including Wacos, Stearmans, Travel Airs, and the famous Staggerwing Beechcraft. Join pilots on the flight line to consider the history of each aircraft and its flying characteristics. Then take a ride! Historic Flight’s other “member ride” aircraft also will be available including the DC-3, B-25 and T-6.
Daily airshows, aircraft judging, hot air balloon “glows”, camping fun, airplane rides, musical entertainment and the runway theater are all here. Also featuring a Fly Mart. What do you have in your hangar? Garage? Driveway? Maybe it’s time to find it all a new home. Bring your aircraft parts, tools, projects, memorabilia, photos etc. to the Fly-Mart during the Arlington Fly-In and we will help you find that buyer.
The annual Old Fashioned Fly-In is fun for the whole family! Each year 100-150 aircraft attend the Orcas Fly-In from around the country. Come enjoy the best of general aviation! Warbirds, experimentals, old fashioned airplanes, local pilots and seaplanes, aircraft, plus flying demonstrations. There will be a pancake breakfast both days at the Fire Hall from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
The 2016 AOPA Fly-In at the Bremerton National Airport promises to be an event to remember – with the prettiest flying in and around the great Northwest. Starting Friday night and running all day Saturday, this aviation-filled weekend includes fascinating aircraft displays, scores of exhibits, and a calendar full of seminars and fun that will leave you both informed and inspired.
Come celebrate Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum’s Birthday with style. Our Fly-In attracts hundreds of people each year and is a great way to see old aircraft fly and meet the awesome people who fly them. See hundreds of Planes, Food, Fun, Plane Rides and more! There will be a morning pancake breakfast as well as a beer garden from 11 am to 10 pm.