The Weekender: Grassroots Fly-Ins Predominate


As spring moves towards summer our weekly review of what’s going on in aviation on SocialFlight reveals more and more events, especially pure, grassroots, small airport fly-ins. The first one we ran across, right in the heart of the country, is in Central City, Neb., where there will be a fly-in breakfast and lunch, on Sunday, June 1, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The food is free to fly-ins-breakfast runs from 7:00 to 11:30 a.m., with a segue to a brats and hot dog lunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. and running to 2:00 p.m. Further east, on Saturday, May 31, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. there will be a fly-in BBQ at Caledonia County Airport, Lyndonvillle, Vt., featuring burgers and hot dogs. Rain date is the next day, Sunday, June 1.

Minutes from the Naval Aviation Museum, Ferguson Airport’s Third Annual Fly In and Open House in Pensacola, Fla., is happening on Saturday, May 31 from 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. There will be free food and free airplane rides-donations will be collected to help fund the Wrong Brothers Flight Training Scholarships for Kids. We also found an event that isn’t confined to a weekend day-it’s coming up on Wednesday, June 4-the Townsend Festival of Flight. Proclaimed as a “Fly In and Deluxe Pancake Breakfast,” it will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Townsend, Mont., Airport. It’s billed as being for all general aviation-the airplanes on display will cover much of the spectrum: homebuilts, ultralights, light sport, antique, vintage and warbirds, plus there will be Young Eagle flights. As is always the case, our thanks to SocialFlight for letting the aviation community know what’s happening, where and when.