The Weekender: Fly-In Season Accelerates

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Our weekly review of the fly-ins posted on SocialFlight showed that with warmer weather, fly-ins are increasing in number as well as associated activities. We found fly-ins that included everything from a pig roast to a spot landing contest. The Orange Municipal Airport in Orange, Mass., is hosting a fly-in pig roast on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organizers promise a free pig roast as well as burgers and hot dogs for everyone who comes, plus fuel discounts and prizes for aircraft along with social time and family fun for everyone. There's a fly-in breakfast and Young Eagles rally on Saturday, April 19 in Lubbock, Texas. The breakfast runs from 8-10 a.m., followed by the Young Eagles rally from 10:30 to 1:00 p.m. It's happening at Town and Country Airpark

EAA Chapter 242, believed to be one of the largest, is holding a fly-in breakfast and display of aircraft its members have built and are building on Saturday, April 19 at the Columbia, S.C., Hamilton Downtown Airport. It's scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to noon. There will also be a spring fly-in breakfast at the Crete, Neb., Airport this Saturday, April 19, from 8 to 10 a.m. In Oakdale, Calif., a little competition is being added to the traditional fly-in on Saturday April 19. From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., not only is EAA Chapter 90 hosting a BBQ lunch fly-in, there will be a precision spot landing contest. There is an entry fee and you do not have to be an EAA member to compete. Thanks to SocialFlight for providing a clearinghouse for aviation events around the country.