Steam Plant Fly-In and MusicFest set for June

GALLITIN, Tenn. — EAA Chapter 1343 and GTO Aviation are hosting the third annual Steam Plant Fly-In, FMA MusicFest and Aviation Expo on Saturday June 21, at Sumner County Regional Airport (M33).

This all-day event will feature food, live music, displays, vendors, educational sessions and, of course, plenty of airplanes.

All are invited to attend this free event designed to highlight and celebrate aviation and music in Tennessee.

The day starts with a pancake breakfast at 8 am. Exhibits open at 9 am. Starting at 11:30 am, lunch will be available from the fine cooks at EAA Chapter 1343. Hamburgers, hotdogs and all the fixings!

In addition to the good food, a full day of live music on the outdoor stage will be coordinated by co-hosts Flying Musicians Association, including Nashville Duo Flyte Three and the classic rock sounds of the Von Skow Band. Recording program students and faculty from Volunteer State Community College will be running the sound. FMA will host an “acoustic jam” in the main hangar.

Late morning and early afternoon will feature educational sessions, including an FAA WINGS course.

Dozens of exhibitors, including the Tennessee Aviation Hall of Fame, will be open all day. Several manufacturers representing both Part 23 and LSA category aircraft will be in attendance, as well as avionics, aircraft finishing, and more.

Information on learning to fly will be available and representatives from Experimental Aircraft Association and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association on hand to answer questions or sign up new members.

Aircraft will be around all day, with a mix of warbirds, trikes, experimental, light sport and certificated models.

Admission is free, as is vehicle and aircraft parking. FBO GTO Aviation will be offing a fuel discount to all pilots flying in. A group dinner will be held Friday night for early arrivals and volunteers.

Sumner County Regional is located just northeast of Nashville.

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  1. says

    The Mooney Ambassadors have been asked to display. We will have several Mooneys open and some free children’s activities. This is a great event for the airport and for general aviation!

  2. says

    Come celebrate FMA’s 5 years with none other than Aviation and Music. Join the US Air Force Band of Mid America, Flying Musicians from around the country and lots of local talent.

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