The Asheboro Courier-Tribune
Annual fly-in takes wing this weekend
June 5, 2014
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  • ASHEBORO — The N.C. Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame’s 7th Annual Fly-in will be held at Asheboro Regional Airport, on Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. In the event of rain, it will be Sunday, June 8, at the same place and time.

    The museum is located at 2222 Pilots View Road, off of N.C. 49 South in Asheboro.

    Cost is $5 for adults and free for children, ages 6 or younger.

    The fly-in is one of the largest of its kind in the Triad area.

    Showcased during the day will be a P-51 Mustang, credited with helping end World War II by defeating the German Luftwaffe fighters and taking control of the skies. Because of the skills of P-51 pilots, allied bombers were successful in reaching their targets

    Another war bird scheduled to appear and do flyovers will be the North American Aircraft Company Navy SNJ (Air Force version known as the T-6 Texan), a World War II pilot trainer, also used by many countries as a ground support bomber. Two P-3 Pilatus Swiss fighter pilot trainers will also be on display and doing flyovers. The navigation trainer AT-11 used to train both bombardiers and navigators in World War II is scheduled to attend.

    During the fly-in, as many as 100 or more various general aviation and experimental aircraft are expected to make an appearance and will be available for visitors to see up close. Additionally, there will be many exhibitors on site, including food and drink vendors.

    Airplane rides are available.

    The entry fee includes admission to the Aviation Museum at the airport, which contains historic aircraft, including one flown by Orville Wright, and the largest collection of World War II and Korea military artifacts in this area.

    For more information, visit or call (336) 625-0170.