On one day each year the Friday Harbor Airport celebrates the aircraft as art, and opens the gates to everyone, free of charge from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., for an up-close experience with lots of airplanes, many never seen on the Island. The Friday Harbor Airport Fly-In & Open House attracts antique airplanes, former military war birds, home-built, antiques, and more. In addition to wandering about the parked airplanes, the hangars will be open with displays by aviation-related groups and activities for the kids.
Vendors will be on hand, selling food and commemorative items. Register to win a free plane or helicopter ride provided by local pilots. Look for the free shuttle bus with the airport banners for rides to and from downtown. The popular Blackjack Squadron will be back, with their impressive formation arrival and landing. Keep your eyes skyward for exhilarating antique, classic and military fly-bys throughout the day. Food and gifts will be available for purchase.
The Friday Harbor Airport has become one of Washington’s busiest airports, while maintaining its small-town feel and accessibility. We are excited to share our love of old-fashioned aviation with our community! For more information, go to www.fridayharborflyin.blogspot.com or www.portfridayharbor.org.