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. 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 Overview
Planes typically arrive on Friday afternoon and leave Sunday morning.
Saturday is the big day, with vendors, a beer garden, music, and more!
For more information: (360) 873-9807 or Email.
Friday, July 14:
- Friday Night, 6:00 • BBQ Dinner & Live Music (email for price)
Saturday, July 15: FREE ADMISSION
- Pancake Breakfast, 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.
- Free shuttle – Take a ride around town!
- Burgers & Hot Dogs
- Bake Sale
- Vendors with Treats & Merch
- Beer Garden, noon to 4 p.m.
- Live Music by Pretty Much Nothing
Sunday, July 16:
- Sunday Morning, 7:00 – 10:00 • Biscuits & Gravy in the Pilots’ Lounge
Arrival & Parking:
We use a higher-density, overlapping tail-to-tail parking system for this event. The ground crew will reserve 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 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.