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Family Event

5th annual Airport Open House & Fly-in Sept. 14

Sep 09, 2019
Photo by: Fran Gonzalez A visitor checks out planes on display at least year's Belfast Municipal Airport Open House and Fly-in, sponsored by Belfast Chapter 1434 of the Experimental Aircraft Association.

Belfast — Planes — home-builts and others from all over the country — will be flying into Belfast Municipal Airport Saturday, Sept. 14 (rain date Sept. 15), for Belfast Chapter 1434 of the Experimental Aircraft Association's fifth annual Airport Open House and Fly-in.

The event opens with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. at the airport on Wright Brothers Drive. Admission is free.

In past years, over 50 airplanes from as far away as Kentucky have flown in and over 400 pounds of lobsters were flown home, according to Duke Tomlin of the Belfast EAA chapter.

A powered parachute demonstration will start off the morning as airplanes fly in, and there will also be static displays of various aircraft. Helicopter rides will be available (for a fee), and there will be free Young Eagle airplane rides for kids ages 8-17 (parental permission required).

Many aviation-related community service and educational organizations will be represented, showcasing to the public the value of their local airport and the many ways it serves the community.

Breakfast is from 7:30 to 10 a.m. The menu includes eggs, pancakes with Maine blueberries, sausage, juice and coffee for $7. For lunch there will be burgers and hot dogs provided by Cub Scout Pack 39 and the Chef on the Run food truck, and the Stone Fox Creamery ice cream truck will be scooping up frosty treats.

This is a family event; all are welcome. "Come out and get close to the airplanes, talk to the pilots, or find out what it takes to build your own airplane or learn to fly," Tomlin said in a press release.

For more information, call 323-0616 or visit EAA 1434-Belfast, ME on Facebook.





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