The Weekender: Air Races to Candy Drops


Our weekly review of SocialFlight found everything from a fly-in at an Intergalactic Spaceport, through a run-what-you-brung air race, the annual Waco Club’s fly-in and a kid’s candy drop. The Second Community Spaceport Day will be held at the Greater Green River Intergalactic Spaceport, Green River, Wyo., on Saturday, June 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Also known as the Greater Green River/Flaming Gorge Fly In/Drive In, the event includes flying and static exhibits, a pancake breakfast, entertainment, contests, airplane rides and a five-card poker flight. All aircraft are welcome, including ultralights. Camping is permitted on the field and there is transportation to hotels in town. The Sport Air Racing League’s Great Northwest Air Race is taking place on June 21 at Ephrata Airport, Ephrata, Wash. It’s an open course air race, open to all propeller-driven aircraft. The Sport Air Racing League exists to promote open course air racing for experimental and production aircraft for pilots who want to fly fast. Registration fee is $30.

The American Waco Club is holding its annual fly-in at Creve Coeur Airport, St. Louis, Mo., from Thursday, June 19 through Sunday, June 22. There will be numerous models of the historic Waco line on display and flying as well as forums, tours and a fly-out breakfast on Saturday morning. A family fly-in event with food, drinks and a candy drop for kids is happening at the Pemberton, N.J, Airport on Saturday, June 21 from noon to 5:00 p.m. Included with the flying activities will be a display of antique automobiles. Thank you again this week to SocialFlightfor keeping us up to date on aviation activities.