Concrete Vintage Fly-In – July 13, 14, 15 2018

The annual Concrete Vintage Fly-In (formerly North Cascades Vintage Fly-In) has grown to become a favorite fly in for vintage, classic and antique airplane enthusiasts. Nestled in the foothills of the North Cascade mountain range in Washington state, the Concrete Vintage Fly-In draws numerous significant and interesting aircraft.The Fly-In not only appeals to vintage aircraft enthusiasts and locals enjoying the community, but also Skagit Valley visitors driving the Cascade Loop and visiting the North Cascades National Park find it an excellent festival stop on their vacation.Town of Concrete and Concrete Events are working to make this year’s Fly-In the best ever.  This year there will be a pancake breakfast hosted by Grasmere Fire Dept, food trucks and most importantly — many vintage aircraft!

2018 Schedule

Friday, July 13th

All Day – Aircraft Arriving/Departing

All Day – Aircraft Judging

Town Event: Concrete Youth Activity Day (by Concrete Resource Coalition) at Veterans Memorial Park, downtown Concrete 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Bouncy house, face painting, food, raffle prizes, music, entertainment and more! All free!

 

Saturday, July 14th

All day – Aircraft Arriving/Departing

Until 2:00 pm – Aircraft Judging

All Day – Aircraft Flying

All Day – Vintage Classic Cars

7:30am – 11:00 am Grasmere Fire Department Fundraiser Breakfast in the Pilots Lounge.  Proceeds support the High School scholarship program.

All Day – Food Vendors
— Donut Seed Co.
— Outlaw BBQ
— Stick a Fork in it Food Truck
— Buzzmobile Cafe

All Day – Concrete Town Exhibits – Guided tours departing from Pilots Lounge

Puget Sound Energy Dam Tours departing from Concrete High School at 9:30 am10:30 am11:30 am, & 1:00 pm.  Anybody under 16 to be accompanied by adult and buses are not wheelchair accessible. Free of charge.

Sunday, July 15th

Aircraft Departures

We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 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.  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 pilots 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. Other fun: 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!The Concrete Resource Coalition is hosting Concrete Youth Activity Day from 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Concrete. Fuel StationOur fuel station has 100 LL aviation gas available. It is required that you carry a minimum of liability insurance on your aircraft to participate in the Concrete Vintage 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.