Thursday, July 17, 2014

Users Guide to the Fly-In

What:  Friday Harbor Fly-In and Community Open House

When:  Saturday, July 26, 2014.  Pancake Breakfast 8-10am, Fly-In 10am-3pm.

Admission:  Free.  Just come to the gate next to the airport tower.

Parking and Shuttle:  Free.   Parking at Airport Terminal lot, Airport Circle Drive (near Ernie’s Café) Peace Health (east side), and the former Mark n Pak location.  

The specially marked shuttle runs from downtown to each lot and the show entrance.  The shuttle stops downtown at Memorial Circle, at the base of Spring Street, hourly, and other stops every 15-minutes.  

Pilots flying-in should plan to take the shuttle, which stops at the Pilot Welcome Center at Transient Parking, approximately every 15-minutes.

To See, Do and Eat: 

Aircraft expected – Rare warbirds, antiques, and home-built aircraft, as well as visiting aircraft from around the Northwest.  Many will be parked and on display during the day.  Others will do exciting fly-bys, like vintage aircraft from the Heritage Flight Museum in Bellingham and Historic Flight in Everett.  The popular Blackjack Squadron will do their impressive formation arrival and landing.

Many hangars will be open with activities for the kids, including face-painting and free balsa airplane flying competitions.  Other hangars will host representatives from the aviation and civic communities.

You can buy a ride in an antique biplane or vintage trainer, or win a free ride in an airplane or helicopter.

What’s for lunch?  Choose from burgers, sandwiches, brats, ice cream and popcorn.

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