This annual “car show for airplanes” will be held at the Tom B. David Airport in Calhoun and will host planes from up to 100 miles away, according to Dwight Albritton, airport manager.
According to Albritton, the types of planes present will not be known until pilots start to arrive on the day of the event, but the show has the potential to showcase ex-military aircraft, World War II airplanes, vintage crafts, jets, and helicopters.
Since its first show in 2002, this fly-in has hosted hundreds of planes, usually averaging 100 planes each year flown in from 50-100 nautical miles.
The airport hosts this fly-in every year, and has only had to cancel the show one year in the past eight years due to weather, said Albritton.
The day will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Calhoun Civil Air patrol which will conclude around 10:30 a.m.
The pilots will begin arriving at the airport around 8 a.m., said Albritton and the “fun day of flying” will commence.
Beginning at 9 a.m. the Experimental Aircraft Association will be giving children ages 8-18 an opportunity to experience their first airplane ride with their Young Eagles ride program.
According to Albritton, the EAA has given over 1.5 million children their first airplane ride experience.
Hamburgers and hot dogs and sno-cones will be sold starting at 11 a.m.
“This is a good opportunity to see the Calhoun/Gordon County airport,” said Albritton. “It belongs to the people of Gordon County, and they should come out and see it … You couldn’t have a better day at the airport.”