EAA Southwest Fly-In Moves To Texas Hill Country
New Braunfels Municipal Airport, in the Texas hills between Austin and San Antonio, becomes the new home of EAA's Southwest Regional Fly-In on May 16-17. About 600 to 800 planes are expected for the 39th annual weekend. Organizers said New Braunfels offers the best location ever, with 1,000 acres of grass and lots of ramp space for vendors and heavy aircraft. The event will feature two days of forums, workshops, fly-bys, and judging in various categories. The Fly-in got its start in this part of Texas, with its first show in 1965 in Georgetown. The Southwest Fly-In most recently was based in Abilene, after outgrowing its longtime home in Kerrville.