The Aeronca Aviators Club will stage its second annual Southwest Fly-In at Flabob Airport (RIR) in Riverside, Calif., on May 18-20. The group is expecting Aeronca and other antique aircraft owners from Southern California, Nevada, Oregon and Arizona.
“Last year’s event had over 25 Aeroncas, so we are optimistic about attendance this year,” said organizer Jim Spee. “It’s going to be a low-key event and fun for everyone.”
Initial arrivals are invited to an informal dinner on the evening of Friday, May 18. On Saturday, the Flabob Express, a DC-3 group, will sponsor a pancake breakfast.
Flabob has its monthly Open Hangar and Historic Display on that Saturday as well. Participants will have a round table discussion on Aeronca ownership and maintenance at the EAA Chapter 1 headquarters, followed by box lunches. Dinner that evening in the Chapter One facility will feature barbecue from Famous Dave’s. A number of awards for the best post-war, best pre-war, furthest flown, and best non-Aeronca aircraft will be presented. After breakfast at the Flabob Cafe on Sunday morning, weather permitting, the Aeroncas will depart for home after another successful fly-in.
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