Vintage designs, homebuilts, flying mini-vans and everything in between were represented at the Arlington Fly-In, held the second week of July at Arlington Municipal Airport (AWO) in Washington State.
The 43rd annual event featured more than 150 exhibitors, a full schedule of workshops and forums, and an air show each afternoon. Some of this year’s attractions included “Maid in the Shade,” the B-25 Mitchell bomber from the Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, which replaced the B-17 “Sentimental Journey,” which was unable to appear due to engine trouble. Other aircraft of note that attended the fly-in included a fully restored 1928 Boeing 40C, a full-scale reproduction of a 1933 Stinson Model O, and a DC-2.
Coinciding with the Arlington Fly-In this year again was the West Coast Cherokee Fly-In. Karl Bergey, designer of the Piper Cherokee, attended the event and was the keynote speaker on Friday night.
Next year’s show is slated for July 11-15.