Concrete Fly-In, each July in Concrete, WA
The Concrete Old Fashioned Fly-In is a popular event for vintage, classic, and antique airplane enthusiasts and their families and friends. Founded in 1982, this annual event takes place among some of the most outstanding scenery in the Pacific Northwest. The Mears Field Airport is nestled in the foothills of the North Cascade mountain range in Washington state.
Attendees will not only get to enjoy the activities at the airport (food, live music, and more) but you’ll also be treated to sightseeing around the local area and visits to our historic Town Center. Free, guided tours will depart by bus from the Pilots Lounge throughout the event. Be prepared to see lots of people! The Concrete Old Fashioned Fly-In draws visitors driving the Cascade Loop and visiting the North Cascades National Park.
The Concrete Fly-in – July 14-16, 2023
Concrete Fly-in Details & Activities:
While the info below is from our 2022 event, it should give you a good idea of what to expect for this year! As soon as more details are available for our July 14-16, 2023 event, they’ll be posted here!
Saturday July 16th 2022 Schedule:
- 6am-11am Pancake Breakfast – Concrete Youth Sports Association
- 9am Free Shuttle Bus Rides to Town
- 11am-2pm Burgers & Hot Dogs – Concrete Fire Department
- 10am Bake Sale & Face Painting – Concrete Cheer
- 11am-6pm Beer Garden – The Hub Bar & Grill
- 12pm-2pm Live Music – Fortress of the Bear
- 2pm-5pm Music & DJ – Make in the Mornings
- In addition throughout Saturday Daytime:
- Fresh Treats – Donut Lady
- U.S. Navy – NAS Whidbey Island
- Civil Air Patrol Display
- T-Shirt Shack
- Car & Motorcycle Show
Sunday July 17th 2022 Schedule:
- 6am-10am Sunday Breakfast in the Pilots’ Lounge
Arrival & Parking:
The 2022 Fly-In will use a higher density, overlapping tail-to-tail parking system for the event. The ground crew will be reserving the southeast corner of the main parking area for antique, vintage, and classic aircraft. Other aircraft will park on the south side of the runway. Please monitor and communicate on 122.9 as you approach the airport. Upon landing, ground personnel will help you with parking and registration.
Accommodation & Food:
Camping is available at the airport next to your airplane. The Pilots’ Lounge is open to the public and includes shower, restroom, and kitchen facilities. There will be food vendors at the airport on Saturday, and there are also several local restaurants in Concrete (a 15-20 minute walk or via a free shuttle bus ride).
Our fuel station has 100 LL aviation gas available. You are required to carry a minimum of liability insurance on your aircraft to participate in the Concrete Fly-In. Please utilize safety precautions at all times: Stay off the runway and behind the aircraft parking lines; if you must cross the runway, exercise caution. No low fast passes upon taking off are permitted.