Saturday, September 27, 2008

Lee Bottom Flying Field will once again bring back the good old days.

Contact: Lee Bottom Flying Field
7296 S. River Bottom Rd.
Hanover, IN 47243

Hanover, IN, September 23, 2008 – Lee Bottom Flying Field will once again bring back the good old days by hosting the Wood, Fabric, & Tailwheels Fly-In. This event was created to offer simple, old- fashioned fun for pilots who were tired of modern, over commercialized gatherings.

The 12th Annual Wood, Fabric, & Tailwheels Event, will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2008 with activities occurring throughout the weekend. The organizers are expecting to attract another record gathering of aircraft from all corners of the United States and people from around the world.

At the close of last year’s event, 425 aircraft and 2000 people had visited the field during the weekend. Registrations included people and or planes from Alaska, California, Florida, and Vermont with Canada, England, Australia, and South Africa also represented. Among the people present were members of nearly every aviation group in existence and the aircraft parked amongst the rows were just as varied with antique, vintage, classic, warbird, rotor, experimental, seaplane, motor-glider, transport, and ultralight aircraft parked side by side as one big family.

The owners of Lee Bottom Flying Field, Rich and Ginger Davidson, have very clear ideas as to what makes this event so popular. When asked why they believe their event has developed such a devoted following, Ginger said, “That’s easy; the attendees are the event. We supply the venue, and they show up to have fun.” We say "It's the most nothing you'll ever do". There are no schedules, no programs, and no expectations. People show up, look at airplanes, talk to other pilots, hang out, eat lunch (around noon), then do more of the same. Everyone gets out of it what they want.

Although it is a fly-in, more and more people are inclined to drive to the event to witness the migration of planes to an airport that has become known as a refuge for “grass roots aviation”. Tickets are now available for purchase on-line from the airport’s website ( This new advanced purchase feature will allow those planning to drive to the event to be sure that they have a ticket as the venue will be limited to the first 750 general admission (drive-in) gate attendees who purchase tickets. The cost for the event is $10 per person with children 12 and under being free. The admission price will allow entry to the field throughout the weekend with the general admission gates being open Friday (9/26) 4PM – 7PM, Saturday (9/27) 8AM – 5PM, and Sunday (9/28) 10AM – 12PM.

Lee Bottom Flying Field is a privately owned, public use, grass runway airport that has been in operation since the late 1930’s. Through the years, it has been a stop for barnstormers, a crop duster field, salvage yard, and a popular get-a-way spot for aviators. Today it is also home to one of the largest grass roots fly-ins in the nation.
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