The 2014 High-Desert Fly-In will take place at the Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, 701 Airport Road, on Saturday, July 26, from 8 am to 2 pm. Admission is free, and residents, tourists, and pilots are invited to Winslow’s historic airport to enjoy airplanes, history, food, and more! Go to the High Desert Fly-In website for the latest details on how to participate in and attend this annual event, and find us on Facebook and Twitter!
The Winslow Rotary Club will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 am for $5 per person. Food will be available throughout the day on site, and High Desert Fly-In polo shirts will also be on sale.
Attendees will be allowed on the tarmac to view the visiting aircraft, which will include general aviation planes and medical transport vehicles. The Just Cruis’n Car Club will also host a “Show-and-Shine” of vintage automobiles, including the 1940 Seagraves fire truck owned by the Winslow Historical Society.
Inside the historic hangar, representatives from Wiseman Aviation, AeroCare, Guardian Air, and the US Forest Service will host displays and talk with attendees about their current activities at the airport. The Old Trails Museum will debut its new exhibit about the airport’s past and present, Flying through History: The Winslow-Lindbergh Regional Airport, and the museum’s 2015 historical calendar of the same name will be available for purchase. The Cibola Historical Society from Grants, New Mexico, will interpret the TAT Mount Taylor air disaster and more. Historian Erik Berg and author Robert F. Kirk will be on hand to talk with attendees about the history of aviation in the Southwest, and Kirk will sell and sign copies of his book, Flying the Lindbergh Line: Then and Now.
From 10 to 11 am, Fred Gibbs of the FAA will present a safety seminar on the WINGS Safety Program and current events affecting aviation. Historian Erik Berg will also provide some airport history. The link to register is at www.highdesertflyin.org.
The Old Trails Museum will host its Summer History Highlight from 11:30 am to 12: 30 pm, when Erik Berg presents Coast to Coast in 48 Hours!: Winslow and America’s First Transcontinental Airline Service. His visual presentation explores the Winslow airport’s pioneering role as one of twelve critical refueling points selected by aviator Charles A. Lindbergh for the TAT’s “Lindbergh Line.”
From 1 to 2 pm, Author Robert F. Kirk will present Flying the Lindbergh Line: Then and Now. He’ll use both video and images from his book of the same name to simulate a transcontinental TAT trip from New York to Glendale, California, in 1929. Both Berg and Kirk will be available to talk with attendees about their research throughout the rest of the day, and Kirk will also sell and sign copies of his book.
Who We Are
The High Desert Fly-In Committee is a nonprofit partnership between the City of Winslow, Wiseman Aviation, the Winslow Chamber of Commerce, the Old Trails Museum, the Winslow Rotary Club, and the Just Cruis’n Car Club. The committee works throughout the year planning this exciting annual event and welcomes participation and financial support by individuals and organizations in and around Winslow.