Harvest Fly-in Set for Oct. 1
August 26, 2016
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  • The Headland Municipal Airport will bring back one of its former main attractions.

    In the past, the Headland Municipal Airport held an annual fly-in, but, over time, the event dropped off the airport’s activity list.

    “It has been around five or six years since we hosted a fly-in event,” said Pete Crews, airport manager. “During that time we have been asked on numerous occasions to bring this event back, and that is what we are doing.”

    This year’s event will help kick off Headland’s Harvest Day activities. The event is scheduled for Oct. 1 at 8 a.m.

    “This event is open to the public and is free of charge,” Crews said. “We will have several different forms of aircraft flying in from all over. The event will also feature helicopter rides from the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation. Huey rides will be available for $60 per person, and Cobra rides are $310 per person.

    Helicopter rides will be available from 10 a.m-2 p.m. Displays will also take place by the Civil Air Patrol.”

    Free airplane rides to all children in attendance will be available through the Experimental Aircraft Association.

    “This is going to be a fun-filled day,” Crews said. “Farm Fare food truck will be here offering great food during lunch. I remind all planning to attend that this will be a family-oriented event.”

    Other aircraft scheduled to participate includes aircraft from the Civil Air Patrol, Mission Flight, Alabama Department of Transportation, Life Flight, etc. Crews hopes to have area law enforcement aircraft to participate as well.

    “We are also going to have a T-6 airplane from Destin, Florida, participate for everyone to see,” Crews said. “This aircraft is used to train the Army and Navy pilots. I am also working on having several vintage aircrafts set up for everyone to take a trip back in time as well as to see how aviation has changed over the years.”

    General aviation pilots are encouraged to participate in the fly-in.

    “This event is free for pilots to participate,” Crews said. “This is a way for us to show off our renovations at the airport. Plus, this is a great way for pilots to meet and greet other pilots.”

    Crews is working on adding one more main attraction to the event, skydiving.

    “I am working with several individuals regarding including a skydiving show,” Crews said. “This is our plan, and we are hoping to include the show around lunch time. Also, I encourage any grass dragger aircraft wishing to participate to do so. We do have a grass trail area available for you to utilize.”

    For more information on participating as a general aircraft pilot or to display your aircraft during the fly-in, call 693-9415 or (850) 210-2908.