The North Cascades Vintage Aircraft Museum and the Town of Concrete are working to make this year’s Fly-In the best ever. This year there will be live music by Skagit Swing Band, a beer garden hosted by Anacortes Brewery, free children’s activities, pancake breakfast hosted by Brasmere Fire Dept, food trucks and most importantly many vintage aircraft!
Friday, July 22nd
All Day – Aircraft Arriving/Departing
All Day – Aircraft Judging
9-5 – North Cascade Vintage Aircraft Museum Open
All Day – Food Vendors
8pm – Movie in Museum Hanger (18/19)
Saturday, July 23rd
All day – Aircraft Arriving/Departing
Until 2pm – Aircraft Judging
9am – 5pm – North Cascade Vintage Aircraft Museum Open
All Day – Museum Aircraft/Others Flying
Until 6pm – Helicopter Rides (pay per ride)
All Day – Young Eagles Sign-up
All Day – Kids Activites
All Day – Vintage Classic Cars
7:30am – 11am Grasmere Fire Department Fundraiser Breakfast at the Concrete High School right next door. Proceeds support the High School scholarship program.
All Day – Food Vendors
11am – 6pm – Beer Garden hosted by Anacortes Brewery
1:oopm – 4:30pm Skagit Swing Band,
All Day – Concrete Town Exhibits
Sunday, July 24th
We look forward to seeing you at the 2016 Fly-In!
Pilots – Please see our Pilot Information for Fly-In Details.
Arrival & Parking
In an effort to accommodate the ever growing number of aircraft flying in, the fly-in will again use a higher density, overlapping tail to tail parking system for this year’s fly-in. Once again the ground crew will be reserving the southeast corner of the main parking area for antique, vintage and classic aircraft. Other aircraft are kindly asked to park either on the south side of the runway (which, at the east end, is equally great viewing for airplanes landing and taking off) as well as the parking available west of the main museum hangar.
Arriving pilots should monitor and communicate on 122.9 as they approach the airport. Upon landing, pilots will be directed to the best available parking where they will be met by ground personnel who will help them with the parking and hand out registration cards (registration is free). Any pilot wishing to hold a nearby parking space for an incoming pilot can just let the ground personnel know after parking.
Accommodation & Food
Camping is available at the airport next to your airplane. The pilot’s lounge is open for public use and includes shower, restroom and kitchen facilities.
There are several local lodging options in Concrete, more information can be found here: Concrete Lodging.
There will be food vendors at the airport all day Saturday (see above) and we have some other plans too, keep checking back for updates! There are also several local restaurants in Concrete which is about a 15-20 minute walk.
We expect the Skagit Valley Antique Car Club on Saturday and a local vintage motorcycle club to join us at some point during the weekend! We encourage you to dance along to the music of the Skagit Valley Swing Band who will be performing on Saturday from 1:30 pm til about 4:00 pm!
Our fuel station has 100 LL aviation gas available – please note that it will take about 10 minutes to fuel up. We are offering member’s discounted rate (price per gallon to be announced) for the month of July, and by joining as a member the discounted rate is available all year!
Information the town of Concrete
It is required that you carry a minimum of liability insurance on your aircraft to participate in the Concrete North Cascades Fly-In. Please utilize safety precautions at all times. Please stay off the runway and behind the aircraft parking lines (painted in orange) at all times unless necessary. If you must cross the runway, please exercise caution in doing so.
No low fast passes upon taking off are permitted.