Airport to host fly-in Saturday
The Rowan Area EAA Chapter 1083, a sport pilot association, will host its annual Fly-In on Saturday at the Rowan County Airport. The event is free and open to the public and visitors can view the airplanes close-up and talk to the pilots and owners one on one.
These events are billed as a homecoming party for pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts. Depending on weather conditions, 100 pilots or more from North Carolina and the sounding states will be on the ground to show off their airplanes and talk to visitors. Planned events include a spot landing contest and awards for piloting skills and special aircraft.
The fly-in will showcase all types of airplanes, from small, single-seat ultra-lights to light twin-engine production aircraft. The highly popular, high-performance RV series kit plane will also be well represented. At least 20 of these Van Aircraft kits are flying or in the final construction phase in Rowan and Davidson counties.
The local RC Model Club will be on hand to display radio-controlled aircraft and answer questions.
Sightseeing rides will be offered Saturday and may be scheduled for upcoming dates with Alfa One Flight Service, a local flight school.
A pancake breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. and a burger and hot dog lunch with fresh-cut fries will be offered 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for a nominal charge.