The Weekender: Family Fun And Fly-In Fishing


The Weekender has some family-friendly outings on the SocialFlight calendar, along with an aviation expo and even a chance to fly in for some fishing.

The Idaho Aviation Association, in partnership with Aero Mark, will host the 6th annual Idaho Aviation Expo Friday and Saturday in Idaho Falls, featuring bushplanes to business turbines, displays for maintenance and parts suppliers, avionics, aviation organizations and workshops.

On Saturday, Lorain County Regional Airport in Ohio will host a family-fun fly-in with kids’ activities, entertainment, automobiles and aircraft on display. EAA chapter 1252’s volunteer pilots will sponsor free Young Eagle rides for youths ages 8-17. Visit the AvLab’s flight simulator and purchase a ride on an AT-6 Texan.

The Morgan Military Aviation Museum in Brady, Texas, will host the 6th Annual Armed Forces Weekend Celebration and Fly-In, which kicks off with Friday Night On the Square. The Saturday fly-in will feature re-enactments, warbirds and a noon honor guard. Stay late for the hangar dinner and big-band dance.

Fly in to Port Washington, Wisconsin’s turf runway Saturday for a coho fishing tournament just for pilots. Enjoy an excursion on Lake Michigan, hosted by Harbor City Sportfishing. There will be free transportation to and from the local marina for those who fly in.