ZIONSVILLE, Indiana — Montgomery Aviation, the FBO at Indianapolis Executive Airport (KTYQ), will host the 11th Annual Open House, Fly-In, and Air Race on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Montgomery Aviation is partnering with the Sport Air Racing League to present the Indy Air Race. This is the seventh year that the Indy Air Race has been held at Indy Exec Airport. The Air Race features aircraft of all types competing in a timed cross-country trek around Central Indiana.
The combination of events creates a fun-filled community day at the airport suitable for all ages, officials note. All proceeds from the event benefit Down Syndrome Indiana (DSI).
Since 2006, Montgomery Aviation has raised more than $150,000 for DSI through the Open House, Fly-in, and Air Race.“The event has seen substantial growth over the last several years, with more than 4,000 attendees last year,” said Sean White, VP and General Manager, Montgomery Aviation. “This year, we are continuing to look for ways to expand the event and add to the displays, fly-bys, aircraft and helicopter rides, airplane candy drop, parachute jump, bounce houses, raffle and silent auction, and more. One of the exciting changes we’ve made is the addition of seven local food trucks. We used to cook a hot dog/hamburger lunch, but the event has gotten so big that we feel this change will better serve the crowd and offer numerous options for attendees.”
- T-6 Texan rides and flyover
- Huey Helicopter Rides
- Magic show
- Pancake breakfast
- Local food trucks
- Dozens of local vendors
- Bounce houses and kids zone
- Local police and fire
- Commemorative Air Force (CAF) aircraft display
- Civil Air Patrol (CAP) airplane
- Airplane candy drop
- “Spider Hero” super training
- “Island Princess” singalong
- Face painting
- Parachute jump
- Discovery flights
All proceeds from the raffle ticket sales and pancake breakfast benefit DSI, along with the contributions from corporate sponsors of the event. The food trucks have also agreed to donate a percentage of the day’s proceeds to DSI.
Admission, parking, and most activities are free to everyone. Food, drinks, raffle tickets, and some activities are available for a nominal fee.
Tentative Schedule of Events (subject to change):
- 7:30 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast ($5)
- 9 a.m. – Vendor Booths Open
- 9 a.m. – Raffle Open
- 9:45 a.m. – Parachute Jump/National Anthem
- 10 a.m. – Air Race Start
- 11 a.m. – “Building a Better World” Magic Show by Daniel Lusk
- 11 a.m. – Food Trucks Open
- 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Candy Drop, Fly-bys, other Aviation Fun
- 12:30 p.m.–2 p.m. – “Spider Hero” Super Training and “Island Princess” Singalong
- 1 p.m. – Air Race Awards
- 2 p.m. – Event Concludes
All Day: Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Police and Fire Demonstrations, Exhibitors, Huey Helicopter Rides, Cessna Rides, T6 Texan Rides, Commemorative Air Force Display and Rides, RC Airplanes, Civil Air Patrol, and more.