Planes, cars and more at annual Orcas Fly-in

  • Tue Jul 18th, 2017 10:30am
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Looking for something to do in early August? Come out to the airport for the 34th Annual Orcas Fly-In beginning Friday, Aug. 4 and ending noon on Sunday, Aug. 6.

The fly-in is sponsored by Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) 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. Volunteers are needed to be “wing walkers” on Saturday to help park incoming airplanes. Call Gil Blinn at 376-6579 if interested in helping.

Activities on Saturday include a fly-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. ($7). Hamburgers and hotdogs will be sold during the day on Saturday near the fly-in registration table. T-shirts, sweatshirts, and ball caps will be available 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. No admission charge to see the cars, although they ask for a donation of canned goods for the Orcas Food Bank.