Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Hood River Airport Fly-in, celebrating 100 years of flight is scheduled to begin Aug. 23-24 at Ken Jernstedt Hood River Airport.
The fly-in alternates annually between the Hood River and Dallesport airports.
"Crash" Williams and his World War II Torpedo Bomber, a BM Avenger, will be on hand along with other "War Bird" owners.
Terry Brandt of Hood River will open his hangar to display his collection of classic and antique aircraft.
Events get started on the night of Aug. 23, with the Steak and Salmon Barbecue. Tickets cost $10 and are now on sale at Flightline Services at the airport and at Cascade Counseling.
The Warbirds are set to arrive about 5 p.m. on Aug. 23; dinner begins at 6 p.m. White Salmon Dance Band will perform dance music starting at 7:30 p.m.
A silent auction is scheduled, with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit Columbia Gorge Aviation Association, which provides scholarships for young people interested in aviation careers.
Free camping is allowed on the field, motor homes and RVs are welcome. A shuttle bus will run between the airport and downtown Hood River.
On Aug. 24, breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.; lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Local residents are asked to open their homes to visiting pilots.
For more information call Flightline Services at (541) 386-1133.