The Weekender: From Air Racing To Airplane Rides

0 features a big selection of flying competitions and fun aircraft to see this weekend.Spirit of Flight in Erie, Colorado, will host its Hot Rods and Wings event Saturday, inviting cars, motorcycles and aircraft to join the crowd and enter judging for best-in-show trophies. Visit the museum during the event and enjoy a pancake breakfast.

Join the Montana Antique Aircraft Association Thursday through Saturday for its Three Forks Fly-In. Thursday morning will feature Young Eagles flights, followed by activities including flying contests, an interactive drone display and a unique flying 1928 Boeing-40.

On Saturday, the Indy Air Race and 10th Annual Open House and Fly-In will take place at KTYQ Indy Executive Airport. The event also includes static displays, fly-bys, aircraft and helicopter rides, candy drop, parachute jump and food all day long. Proceeds benefit Down Syndrome Indiana.

Also Saturday, the Wings of Dreams Aviation and Space Museum will host a benefit breakfast buffet in Starke, Florida. Breakfast is free for World War II and Korean War veterans. Join the tour of aviation and space artifacts afterwards.