Airplane count at the annual Golden West EAA Regional Fly-In, held June 9-11 at Yuba County Airport, Marysville, Calif., was at an all-time high, with more than 1,000 planes flying in for the event.
One of the planes attracting a lot of attention was Cory Bird’s experimental. The builder, from Mojave, Calif., powers his plane with a 200-hp, IO-360 Lycoming engine.
Also a big hit was the new Kid Quest area, which featured a wind tunnel and flight simulators from the Aerospace Museum of California (formerly known as McClellan Aviation Museum) in Sacramento, a parachute drop, and other fun activities for kids.
About 90 forums and workshops were held in five tents and hangars. About 75 exhibitors also were on hand, showing off their latest and greatest products.
Next year’s fly-in is slated for June 8-10.