The Weekender: Spring Brings Out the Shamrocks


The Weekender is still celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with plenty of March-themed events found on SocialFlight. On top of that, the flying season has sprung with airshows starting up around the country.EAA Chapter 1195 will have its first St. Patrick’s Day Fly-In Friday through Sunday at Bud Barron Airport in Dublin, Georgia. Catch a shuttle into town Saturday for the parade, crafts fair and a car show. The chapter will also serve a free pancake brunch. EAA Chapter 977 at Cannon Creek Airpark in Florida will host its seventh annual Shamrock Fly-In Saturday, serving pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, grilled veggies and more. Don’t forget to check out the car show too.

Weekend-long airshows featuring national performers include the Melbourne Air & Space Show in Florida, where the U.S. Navy Blue Angels will perform along with other top acts. In Columbus, Georgia, the Thunder in the Valley Airshow will feature a variety of warbird performers including the Stearman Formation Team and theTexas Raiders B-17 Flying Fortress. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will be the headline act at the Los Angeles County Air Show Saturday and Sunday at Fox Airfield. For more details on events in the coming week, visit SocialFlight.