The Weekender: Fly Ins and Airport Open Houses


The Fly In for food season has already begun. As we kick off our Friday Weekender spot, we’re highlighting breakfast fly ins in Florida and Texas, a coffee and doughnuts gathering in Arizona and airport open houses in Florida, Oklahoma and California-all taking place this Saturday or Sunday. Thank you to Social Flight for collecting the events on your website. The first event that caught our attention is a WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Open House at Frederick Regional Airport, Frederick, Okla., this Saturday where there will be 1940s style military parachute demonstrations, military flybys and vehicles. We also spotted the Borges Clarksburg Airport’s 26th Annual Airport Open House in Clarksburg, Calif., (CN13) occurring on Saturday and Sunday. It’s an opportunity to see an airport that is largely unchanged from the 1940s and 1950s. It is a private airport, so call for a briefing and permission to land before you fly in–contact details are on Social Flight.

We noticed two fly ins in Florida this weekend, the Fourth Annual Palatka Municipal Lt. Kay Larkin Field Open House and Fly In, with warbirds, an auto show and RC aircraft in Palatka, Fla., and the Flying W Air Ranch Airport, EAA Chapter 1489, January Breakfast Fly In at 9FL1 in Bushnell, Fla., on Saturday. Further west, in Granbury, Texas, there’s a fly in pancake breakfast Saturday from 8:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Saturday morning at the Cottonwood, Arizona Airport, the Verde Valley Flyers will be flying in for coffee and doughnuts from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. It may only be January, but the fly ins are happening; check Social Flight for what’s going on in your area.