Westover Field, Amador County Airport – JAQ

The public is invited to come to the airport for events on three different weekends, starting September 18th, to view the aircraft, talk to the pilots, and enjoy watching them fly. Watch for updates at www.amadoraviation.org!

Saturday – 9/18/2010 DISPLAY DAY
Local pilots will demonstrate their aircraft with fly-bys and landings. Antique aircraft will be on static display including various civilian aircraft representing post-WWII to the heyday of the 1970’s, the Airport’s F-86 Sabre fighter jet from the Korean War, and 2 Grumman S-2 Trackers retired from their second career as Fire Bombers. Time: 9:00am to Noon.

Friday and Saturday – 9/25 & 26/2010 SWIFT FLY-IN
Globe Swifts are coming from all over the US and from Canada – a fast two-place, low-wing, metal retractable-gear plane, made after WWII, most have been modified, and virtually no two are alike! They will demonstrate formation flying.

Saturday – 10/2/2010 ROTORCRAFT DAY
Several rotorcraft will be on hand to view and talk to the crew, including the local firefighting helicopters, the local medical helicopter, and tours through the largest helicopter in the US Army’s fleet, a California National Guard CH-47D Chinook, with 2 engines, and tandem rotors able to lift 24,000 pounds! Time: Pancake Breakfast 8-10am, Displays 10am to Noon. Helicopters may not be available if called by an emergency.