The Weekender: Wings, Wheels And Family Fun


The Weekender’sSocialFlightcalendar runs from Oregon to Georgia with a variety of campouts, cookouts and vintage car and airplane displays.

Join fellow vintage aircraft pilots at the “Greatest Little Airport in Kansas” in Gardner, where the fun starts Friday with a potluck, movies and camping. Saturday’s fly-in will feature breakfast, lunch, light-sport landing and beanbag drop contests, plus an evening shrimp boil (space is limited, so get your tickets early).

The third annual Cottage Grove Wings & Wheels fly-in in Oregon on Saturday offers new and vintage aircraft alongside classic cars and trucks. Bring your aircraft or land vehicle for display at no cost.

The Pickens County Airport Management in Jasper, Georgia, and EAA Chapter 268 will host their Summer Airport Appreciation Festival Saturday. Young Eagles Flights will be available all day, with a cookout lunch on the field.

Saturday’s fly-in to Harriet Alexander Field in Salida, Colorado, will feature military aircraft, helicopters, gyroplanes, jets, classic cars, search and rescue demos, plus a pancake breakfast, barbecue — all in conjunction with the weekend-long Salida’s Art Walk festival.