The Weekender: Aviation History Outings


If you’re not heading to Florida for Sun n’ Fun, SocialFlight has some day-trip options on the calendar for this weekend. The International Women’s Air & Space Museum will host its annual Free Family Event Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio. This year’s theme is Record Breakers, honoring women including Sunita Williams, who holds the record for total number of space walking hours and Jerrie Mock, who was the first woman to fly solo around the world, in 29 days. The event is free and open to the public. Also Saturday in Ames, Iowa, the Flying Cyclones will host a pancake breakfast at Hap’s Air Service Maintenance Hangar. PICs eat free, and all are invited to enjoy airplane rides and airplane/glider displays.

The Yankee Air Museum will host the Detroit Aviation and Airline Collectibles Show Saturday at Historic Willow Run Airport in in Ypsilanti, Michigan, featuring vintage aircraft displays, DC-3 rides, and a full array of vintage aviation items, models, cards and posters. Fly in to Benton Airport in Redding, California, on Saturday for a seminar on weather with author and speaker Terry Lankford, hosted by EAA Chapter 157. For more on this weekend’s events, visit SocialFlight.