The first annual Southwest Aeronca Fly-In at Flabob Airport (RIR) in Riverside, Calif., attracted about 25 Aeroncas, 15 other types of antique aircraft, and about 40 people between the dinners on Friday night and again on Saturday.
Jim Spee, who helped organize the Fly-In, said, “we had aircraft from all over Southern California, the Central Coast and a few from Oregon and Arizona. It was a laid-back and totally enjoyable event for everyone, the kind that people in this area really like.”
Pilots began flying in on Friday and some stayed through Saturday night before departing for home. A pristine Aeronca Chief, restored by a student group at Flabob, was put on display for the weekend. There were a lot of fly-bys and hours of hangar talk. Spee discussed the Aeronca designs with EAA Chapter One’s active Design Group.
For more information: Flabob.org