The Weekender: Contests, Warbirds And Airport Days


Contests, fly-bys and helicopter rides are in store on The Weekender’s SocialFlight calendar. Join fellow pilots for a spot landing contest Saturday in Augusta, Kansas, hosted by Great Planes Aero Club. The $10 entry fee will benefit the local Civil Air Patrol cadets. Prizes will go to the top three spots.

The Lincoln Regional AirFest in California will kick off Friday with a hangar dinner and big-band dance. Saturday morning begins with a 7 a.m. breakfast and auto and aircraft display arrivals. The airshow will feature various demonstrations including Beale AFB’s T-38 and other military aircraft.

The Brainerd 2016 Grass is a Grass Poker Run and opens Saturday morning in Minnesota. Depart KBRD, fly to four grass strips and return to Brainerd. Prizes go to the top hands along with door prizes. Rain date is Sunday.

Lt. Warren E. Eaton Airport in Norwich, New York, will host its Chenango County Airport Day Saturday, featuring a fly-in breakfast, EAA Young Eagles rides and the Commemorative Air Force Buffalo Heritage Squadron’s SNJ-4 with rides available for purchase.