The Weekender: Fly A Rally Or Just Camp Out


SocialFlight’s offerings for The Weekender range from lakeside getaways to big-name airshow performers and more.Saturday’s Escape to the Lake at the privately owned Johnson Lake Airport in Nebraska offers a 2800-acre lake with over 10 miles of shoreline. Camp on the field or at the state park, which is within walking distance. The event will coincide with annual art and craft festivals in town. If you’re looking for a change of pace with jet-powered performances, the OC Air Show in Ocean City, Maryland, will feature the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the Breitling Jet Team all weekend.

Thursday through Saturday, the Hayward Air Rally in California will celebrate its 51st anniversary with a one-day rally to Bend, Oregon. The 500-mile, two-leg cross-country will test pilots of all types of aircraft not in speed, but navigational skills, fuel and time management. Not far off in Salem, Oregon, on Saturday, the B-17 Alliance Museum will host the annual Warbirds Over the West Fly-In and Car Show at the historic McNary Field. Enjoy military history face-to-face with World War II veterans as well as various military aircraft and vehicles, a pancake breakfast and barbecue lunch. For more details on this weekend’s events, visit SocialFlight.