The Weekender: Field Trips Made For Pilots


The Weekender’s off for another mini-vacation, this time to take in pilot-friendly events found on 10th Annual Triple Tree Aerodrome Fly-In in South Carolina kicks off Wednesday with arrivals throughout the day for a long weekend of workshops and seminars for GA pilots. EAA Chairman/CEO Jack Pelton will speak on a variety of topics on Friday, and AOPA President Mark Baker will hold a Town Hall meeting Saturday morning.

Show off your airplane and celebrate the birthday of the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum Saturday and Sunday in Hood River, Oregon. Arrive Friday for a pilots-only night and camp underwing. Weekend events for all include biplane rides, pilot seminars and a WAAM Restoration Shop Open House.

On Saturday in Rogers, Arkansas, Take Off for Kids will host a fundraiserthe Wright Flight Program of the Tailwind Aviation Foundation. Join in on a five-airport poker run, spot landing contest, flight timing contest and flour drop, all with prizes for the top participants.

The Brooks Field 85th Anniversary Historic Fly-In in Marshall, Michigan will honoramphibious aircraft with a free breakfast all amphibious PICs. The event, in conjunction with the city’s historic home tour event, also features a car show and exhibits including Honor Flight, the Civil Air Patrol, Air National Guard and West Michigan Flight Academy, offering simulator time for kids.