Fall fly-in takes place Saturday in Cambridge, N.Y.
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. — Continuing what has become a regional tradition, the Cambridge Valley Flying Club will host its Fall Foliage Fly-in/Aviation Day at Chapin Memorial Field from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. The field is located at 177 Plaines Road, one mile north of Cambridge just off Route 22.
In the words of CVFC president Andrew Sparta of Bennington,"What's so amazing and wonderful is the increasing attendance of families. It's probably tripled in the last five years." Admission is free to all.
CVFC members will be flying and displaying their aircraft. They will talk with attendees about the experience of flying and explain all about the Cambridge Valley Flying Club, which, incorporated in 1963, is one of the oldest flying clubs in the Northeast.
Want an airplane ride? You just may be able to talk a CVFC pilot into taking you up. It seems to happen a lot.
General aviation pilots from all over the East fly in for a day of aviation camaraderie, food and fun. Pilots simply love to show off their prize aircraft and participate in aviation fellowship. There are "flying machines" of all types: modern light sport craft, antique aircraft, home built experimental planes, ultralights, model airplanes and once in a while a helicopter.
In addition, motor enthusiasts have been bringing their antique cars and motorcycles to the fly in. This has provided an added dimension to Aviation Day and is very much encouraged.
Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available, with a variety of Coffee and doughnuts will be available from 9 a.m. on.
Admission is free. Proceeds from food sales and donations will go to the CVFC Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund, which CVFC awards each year to a deserving Cambridge Central School graduating senior.
The rain date is Sunday.
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