Belfast Airport is having a free open house and fly-in Saturday, Sept. 19, from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

A variety of aircraft will be arriving throughout the event from the northeast. There will be a display of home-built aircraft, which will be judged and awards presented. The public will be able to see many planes, meet and talk with pilots about how to be a pilot and how to build your own plane.

This is a family-friendly event with breakfast served beginning at 7:30 a.m. as well as food trucks present throughout the day.

Helicopter rides will be available for a fee.

There will also be an unveiling of a 13-by-23-foot aviation mural painted by local artists David Hurley and Russell Kahn at 10:30 a.m. The mural was commissioned by Michael Sobota in 2012 and features planes and helicopters in a landscape setting at the airport in a large private hangar. It took about eight months — 450 hours — to complete.

Belfast Airport was established in the 1930s and continues to see growth as a small regional airport. The open house and fly-in event is being hosted by Belfast Experimental Aircraft Association.