Saturday, October 11, 2008

EAA Chapter 67 Fly-In/Drive-In BBQ

Sunday, October 12, 2008
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Noblesville Airport (I80)
Noblesville, Indiana, USA 14782 Promise Road

Chapter 67 event open to the public. Food served during open hours. Normal aircraft attendance 40 planes with a mixture of homebuilts and factory examples. Some warbirds including Stearmans, T-6 and Yaks. Public can see planes up close and talk with the pilots. Rides may be arranged with aircraft owners on an individual basis. Contact: Jon Ogle 317-443-7235

Dozens of planes expected Sunday at Noblesville fly-in
By Betsy -

NOBLESVILLE -- Sunday's fly-in and pork barbecue is going to be bigger and better than ever before, said Jon Ogle, who's planning the noon to 3 p.m. event at Noblesville Airport, 14782 Promise Road.

Guests can see airplanes up close and talk with pilots, and arrange an airplane ride if they like, said Ogle, Fishers, president of Noblesville Chapter No. 67 of the Experimental Aircraft Association, which organizes the annual fall fly-in.

The club, which has grown from 30 to 54 members in the past five years, has members who live in Noblesville, Fishers, Carmel, Cicero, Indianapolis, Lebanon, Sheridan and Zionsville.
Ogle built his own experimental aircraft in 2004 in his garage, and it will be on display Sunday.
He's among 10 club members who've built their aircraft, and five more members are building them now.

Weather permitting, dozens of ultralights, biplanes, ex-military planes and experimental crafts -- mostly fair-weather planes -- will be landing at the airport.

For the first time, the U.S. Air Force will be there with a display featuring a tanker cockpit simulator and a refueling boom station simulator. The event annually attracts 40 airplanes and between 200 and 300 people.

The fly-in is free, but folks can buy lunch -- either pork barbecue, hamburger or hot dog, that includes macaroni and cheese, baked beans, broccoli casserole and member-provided desserts -- at $8 for adults and $5 for ages 5 to 12.

Kroger is providing soft drinks and bottled water, and the Noblesville Parks Department is trucking in picnic tables.

"Everybody's invited," said Ogle, whose club also uses the fly-in to attract new members. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the airport. For information, call Ogle at (317) 443-7235 or visit

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