The Weekender: Flying Out For Camping, Contests


The Weekender is packing for a campout weekend out west, with fly-in options around the country found on SocialFlight. The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire will host its second annual Homebuilt Aircraft Fly-In on Saturday. Arrive in your homebuilt aircraft to the museum at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, and enter judging for a People’s Choice Award and Kid’s Choice Award. Activities for all ages include aircraft covering and riveting demonstrations, paper airplane and wing rib building.

The New Mexico Pilots Association and Timberon Airfield Co-op invite all to fly in Saturday to visit scenic Timberon. Fly into the rustic airstrip (open to the public), elevation 6,954 feet, and camp on the field. Weekend outings include fishing, golf, horseback riding, hiking and touring the historic Circle Cross Ranch.

The Ennis Air Fair at Ennis-Big Sky Airport in Montana takes place Saturday. Arrive early for breakfast and the Iron Pilot Competition, an entertaining event that features pilots showing off their skills with flour bombing and spot landing competitions. A Montana Air Guard’s C130 flyover will kick off the event’s first airshow.

The Flying Heritage Collection in Everett, Washington, will host a Battle of Britain Day with demonstrations of historic aircraft on Saturday, including a Hawker Hurricane, Spitfire and Messerschmitt Bf 109. Museum admission includes special events and lectures, and a free pilots’ autograph signing session.