Flabob Offers A Visit To Aviation's Past

Vintage Aircraft Open House Set For May 15th. EAA Vintage Aircraft Chapter 33 will host their fifth annual Open House at Flabob Airport (CA) on May 15th. The event, which is free and open to everyone, expects to attract nearly 200 antique and classic aircraft, a few dozen vintage cars and hot rods, along with 500 to 1,000 people. “It’s a real laid back affair, a gathering of beautiful airplanes and old friends,” said Chapter president Leo Williams. “We don’t really plan much other than ways to provide food and how to park all the planes that are flown in. A few guys have arranged to give fabric covering demonstrations, there will be some radio controlled aircraft flying, welding demonstrations, and a flea market. But, clearly, the emphasis is on socializing, looking at aircraft and watching them fly around in the pattern. We will be staging flights for the Young Eagles program and some of the lucky kids may get to fly in open cockpit biplanes. Otherwise, it’s all relaxation and fun.” Early arrivals can expect to be met by parking marshals around 8:00 a.m. and typically, things wrap up for the day by 4:00 p.m. Many participants come from the Southern California area and most have been there for all of the Open Houses.

FMI: contact Kathy Rohm at 909.683.2309, ext. 104 or kathyrohm@aol.com, www.flabob.org