The Weekender is starting to venture out a little as the SocialFlight calendar includes some fly-ins and fly-outs. On Saturday, Palatka Municipal in Florida will host its sixth annual Community Open House & Fly-In. See warbirds, vintage and modern-day aircraft plus automobiles on display, plus airplane, biplane and helicopter rides. Also Saturday, get a behind-the-scenes look ataviation and spaceartifacts, documents and works of art at theSteven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Open House in Chantilly, Virginia. See items that are not on public display and see what it takes to collect, preserve and restore them. Meet curators, conservators, archivists and other specialists, and participate in activities, special tours and on-stage presentations.
Join an early-year fly-out to Millville, New Jersey, Sunday in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Gather at Penn Airways at 9:30 a.m. for a 10 a.m. takeoff. Take a non-pilot or a student along for a fun introduction to the world of general aviation. For a winter warm-up the Maine Aeronautics Association will host its annual Soup Sunday at Wiscasset Municipal Airport, snow or shine. Soups, chili, breads and desserts are all provided for free or a donation, and you can bring your own. For more details on this weekend’s events, visit SocialFlight.