Looking for something to do in early August?
Come out to the airport for the 35th Annual Orcas Fly-In Aug. 3, 4 and 5.
The fly-in is sponsored by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 937 and brings together airplanes and pilots from around the west and Canada.
Airplanes begin arriving Friday about noon and most stay until Sunday morning. If the weather is good, 100 or more airplanes will be parked on the grass field at the airport.
Pilots are always willing to tell stories about their airplanes and where they have flown. Activities on Saturday include a fly-by by the Blackjack squadron from Arlington and military aircraft flown by local pilots.
The volunteer firefighters have a pancake breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7 to 11 a.m. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be sold during the day on Saturday near the fly-in registration table. Ball caps, T-shirts and sweatshirts will be sold featuring Frank Loudin’s artwork.
There is no charge to attend the fly-in.
The Orcas Classic Car Club will also hold its annual classic car show on Saturday during the fly-in at the corner of Mount Baker Road and North Beach Road. There is no admission charge to see the cars, although they ask for a donation of canned goods for the Orcas Island Food Bank.