Skagit Flight Fest Air Show & Fly-In set for Sept. 7

BURLINGTON, Wash. — The Port of Skagit will welcome Pacific Northwest aviators to Skagit Regional Airport on Sept. 7 for Skagit Flight Fest, combining a fly-in, an airshow and family activities free to the public.

Fly-in aircraft will begin arriving early in the morning to get the best parking spots on the apron fronting Runway 11-29, event organizers noted. Overflow fly-in aircraft will park on the crosswind runway, which will be closed for the event, and shuttle service will serve aircrews parking there throughout the day.

Pilots are invited to hear Tom Curran of the FAA’s Safety Team present an FAA Wings credit seminar, “Chart Challenge,” from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Chuckanut Building LLC hangar.

The centerpiece of Skagit Flight Fest will be an aerobatics show starting at 1 p.m. A sky-diving display will kick off the show. Performances will include:

  • Bud Granley, AT-6 Texan
  • Bud and Ross Granley , Yak 18 and a Yak 55
  • “Super” Dave Mathieson, MX-2
  • “The Flying Tenor” Will Allen, Pitts S2B
  • Vicky Benzing, Extra 300S
  • Anna Serbinenko, Citabria

A fly-by featuring restored military aircraft and a second flyby of Cascade Warbirds will round out the day’s air show activities. A wide variety of static displays, youth activities and vendors will add to the appeal of the event.

Admission to Skagit Flight Fest is free, and gates will open to the public at 10 a.m.. The Port of Skagit, Burlington Chamber of Commerce and Skagit Airport Support Association (SASA) formed a partnership this year to produce the air show, fly-in and community day.

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