Regular contributor Hayman Tam sent in these photos from the third annual Open House June 27 at San Carlos Airport (KSQL) in California. He reports that thousands of residents flocked to the airport for the event.
With gorgeous weather, this one-day event was a great opportunity for the community to interact with many of the airport businesses.
Children ages 8 to 17 were able to get free airplane rides provided by the Young Eagles program, thanks to the pilots and planes of EAA Chapter 20.
Those wanting a change of pace could pay for ride in a Robinson helicopter, and there were plenty of customers.
More than 20 aircraft were on static display, representing a wide range of types ranging from combat to composite, homebuilt to hovering and aerobatic to antique.
Several aircraft opened up their cockpits to visitors and lines quickly formed all over the tarmac. One popular exhibit was a Vietnam veteran UH-1 Huey helicopter flown in by the folks at HueyVets.com.
The show had more than aircraft on display. San Carlos firefighters and California Highway Patrol were also on display with vehicles and equipment. There were raffles, a scavenger hunt and food vendors.
One of eight general aviation airports in the greater Bay Area, San Carlos Airport is located approximately 12 miles south of San Francisco International Airport. Originally called the San Carlos Flying Field, built during World War I, it was acquired by San Mateo County in 1957.