Pilots and non-pilots alike from throughout the northwest will be “flocking” to the Willapa Harbor Airport Saturday, July 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The promise of fresh succulent Willapa Bay Oysters beckons private pilots to the seventh annual Feed Fly-in and Oyster Feed sponsored by the EAA Willapa Harbor Pilots Association Chapter 1528. Along with the popular oysters the $18 tickets include salad and beverage. For those 12 and younger tickets are $10. For $15 chicken breasts will be available for those poor souls who do not prefer oysters. All are welcome.
Previous fly-ins attracted more than 20 aircraft from throughout Washington State, Oregon, California, Nevada and even Canada. The hungry pilots typically consume more than 300 oysters while swapping tales, showing off their proud flying machines and enjoying a special brand of camaraderie unique to aviation buffs.
Willapa Harbor Airport fly-ins have drawn exotic vintage aircraft as well as modern aircraft, with homebuilt models always favorites. The oysters are expertly prepared by a professional chef from a portable kitchen in front of one of the hangars. Long rows of tables and chairs will be set up in the large airplane hangar by local 4-H youth volunteers.