Thursday August 30, 2012

The Great Barrington Airport and Great Barrington Rotary will present their second annual Fly-In from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Great Barrington Airport, 70 Egremont Plain Road.

New and old airplanes will be touching down and taking off all day and visitors can take rides in Bi-Planes, J-3 Cubs, and hot air balloons.

A demonstration show of a remote controlled plane will take place at noon, and a seminar on obtaining a pilot’s certificate will be held at 1:30 p.m. Food and drinks will be available.

Raffles prizes include an hour-long scenic flight and flying lessons. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a scratch-off ticket drawing.

Pilots who fly in will be entered in drawings for a new David Clark headset and one free oil change at the Great Barrington Airport.

All airplanes that fly in will get a reduced fuel price at the end of the day, and the first 100 flyers will receive free gift bags.

Proceeds will benefit the Great Barrington Rotary Scholarship Fund.

Parking will cost $10 per car, and walk-in admission will be $5 per person. Rotary will be accepting BerkShares for admission and airplane rides at the event, as well as for advertising space in the program.

In the case of bad weather on Sept. 15, the Fly-In will be held Sunday, Sept. 16.