By SPARKY BARNES SARGENT
Every Labor Day weekend, antiquers from all over the country pack their bags, load their airplanes (or autos) and head like homesick aviators to the Antique Airplane Association/Air Power Museum’s Invitational Fly-in at Antique Airfield in Blakesburg, Iowa.
It’s a low-key, grassroots fly-in, where airplanes fly from dawn to dusk, and old friends reunite, while new friends are made.
This year’s delectable selection totaled 369 aircraft, including Howard DGA-15s, Mullicoupe, Twin Beechs, Ryan, an Interstate Cadet, Stearmans, Wacos, Meyers OTWs, a Heath Parasol, Pietenpols, Parrakeets, Aeroncas, Pipers, Luscombes, a “Mr. Mulligan” replica, Rearwins, Cessna T-50, Lockheed 12, and more.
For more information: AntiqueAirfield.com.