Arlington Fly-In in Full Swing
Vintage aircraft at the 2010 Arlington Fly-In.
July 7, 2011 – Weather is looking favorable for the 43rd annual Arlington Fly-In, which is under way and runs through Sunday, July 10, at the Arlington Municipal Airport in Washington. The event features a full schedule of workshops and forums, more than 150 exhibitors, and an air show each afternoon. There are also food vendors and gift shops located throughout the grounds. Some of this year’s attractions include the B-25 Mitchell bomber from the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, Maid in the Shade, replacing the wing’s B-17 Sentimental Journey that was unable to appear due to engine trouble.
Also featured is a fully restored 1928 Boeing 40C; a full-scale reproduction of a 1933 Stinson Model O; and Clay Lacy Aviation’s DC-2, the only flying example in the world, as well as numerous homebuilts, vintage, LSA, ultralights, and other warbirds.
Discounted tickets are still available for purchase. Visitors are welcome to fly or drive to the event and can camp during the week or stay in a local hotel. Last year’s event hosted more than 1,200 campers. For more information, click here.
Coinciding with the Arlington Fly-In this year again is the West Coast Cherokee Fly-In. Karl Bergey, designer of the Piper Cherokee, will attend the event and will be the keynote speaker on Friday night. Other West Coast Cherokee Fly-In events include a flying scavenger hunt, a Whidbey Island NAS tour (includes touring the tower and P-3 Orion simulator flights), and a hangar party with dinner and live music on Saturday night. For more information, click here.