It's finally here -- Fly Iowa 2018 is being hosted in Grinnell this weekend, and you're all invited! Our committee has been meeting for over a year to bring this event to fruition, and we officially kick things off tomorrow with the Youth Rally geared towards aviation education and outlining different career opportunities (pre-registration required).
Things culminate with the Fly-In Breakfast and Air Show on Saturday, beginning bright and early at 6am! Join us for the Optimists' Fly-In Breakfast from 6 to 11am(tickets available in advance or at the door), kids' activities including a scavenger hunt, bounce house and rock climbing wall, the Re/Max hot air balloon tethered rides and stick around for the Air Show scheduled to begin at noon. One of our performers will also be giving paid plane rides earlier in the morning (must be 11 years old) if you want to get in the air yourself!
We've also been learning all week about various military static displays that will be on-site and have found out a Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter will be at this year's Fly Iowa event! And our air show performers will be on-site talking with guests, entertaining, and we're so excited for you to see them all. Skydivers, formation flying, a Stearman and even a comedic act: get there early to enjoy all the fun and see the planes before the show starts at noon!
Fly Iowa Grinnell has been planned by a dedicated group of core volunteers, and will take the help of an additional 50 people on Saturday! The event has been graciously supported by an incredible number of sponsors including Unity Point Health - Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Bernie Lowe & Associates, Manatts, CGA, Grinnell College, Grinnell Mutual, Pagliai's, Hy-Vee, Lowry Flying Service, Grinnell Optimists, Bikes to You, Total Choice, Grinnell Herald Register, ACE Hardware, Wes Finch Auto Plaza, Ramsey-Weeks, Grinnell Outdoor Power and Service, Van Wall Equipment, CARE Ambulance, Paul Berge, Claude Spears, Chuck McDonald and Doug Rozendaal.
For more information on the day's activities, click here. We'll see you at the Airport Saturday for this exciting (and free!) community event!