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The Arlington Fly-In know as the  West Coast Premier Recreation Aviation Event takes place

July 11-13 2013 at the Arlington Municipal Airport, Washington State.  Our mission to share the joy of flight comes alive during this three day celebration.

Arlington Fly-In, located at the Arlington Municipal Airport  in Washington State began as a one day fly-in and spaghetti feed in 1969.  It has grown to become one of the most popular sport aviation events in the West. The “County Fair with Airplanes” is one of the friendliest Fly-In destinations.  This event has something for everyone, from radio controlled flight to Hot Air Balloons to Bi-Plane rides. 

Over 1,000 aircraft including Powered Parachutes, Home Builts, Classic, Vintage and Warbirds. and 55,000 guests participate in and enjoy thefestival of aerobatics, hands-on workshops, educational forums, aircraft judging and many other aviation-oriented activities.  General admission tickets are $15 for adults, children 15 and under are free

Warbird Aircraft at Arlington Fly-In

Flying Heritage Collection’s P-47, on display Saturday. 

The planes within the Flying Heritage Collection were created at a time when aeronautical discovery had evolved to aviation mastery. Finely crafted by distinguished design bureaus with leading technologies of the 1930s and 1940s, the main emphasis of the collection includes combat aircraft from World War II.   In 1998, Paul G. Allen began acquiring and preserving these iconic warriors and workhorses, many of which are the last of their kind. Allen’s passion for aviation and history, and his awareness of the increasing rarity of original WWII aircraft, motivated him to restore these artifacts to the highest standard of authenticity and share them with the public.

Historic Flight Foundation’s P51 Impatient Virgin, along with the L4 and C45 through out the event.

Historic Flight at Kilo-7 offers a collection of the most important aircraft produced between 1927 and 1957—all restored and airborne again.   Historic Flight Foundation was established in 2003 as “John T. Sessions Historic Aircraft Foundation” with the intention to collect, restore, and share significant aircraft from the period between the solo Atlantic crossing of Charles Lindbergh and the first test flight of the Boeing 707. Throughout the intervening years, Historic Flight has acquired at least two aircraft annually and engaged the best restoration resources available to return the collection to original splendor.

Good ole-fashioned Arlington Fly-In

ARLINGTON, Wash. – Good weather blessed Arlington Fly-In attendees this year. While aircraft traffic was light on opening day, Friday morning the aircraft show line filled up fast. Before the airshow started Friday afternoon there were few open parking spots.

The vendor area was lighter than 2012.

Crowds also felt light, but Lockwood Aviation Supply‘s Phil Lockwood noted standing room only at his Thursday and Friday morning Rotax forums.

Saturday saw “Chamber of Commerce” weather. The Cascade mountains to the east formed a beautiful backdrop for the flying activity. Saturday felt the busiest, as it should be, of the three days.

I’ve attended the Arlington Fly-In since the early 1970s. To me, this year felt like a good, ole-fashioned fly-in. And in my book, that’s a good thing.

Arlington Fly-In & Sport Convention

The 2011 edition of AFI ran for five days, July 6-10, at the Arlington WA Airport (AWO).   Gates opened daily at 8:00 AM and each day’s schedule of events included Exhibits, Workshops, Flight Demonstrations, various Speaker Forums, Children’s activities, an afternoon airshow, Military Vehicle Parade, Runway Theater events, and a Hot Air Balloon Night Glow on Saturday.  Moreover, everyday had an abundance air activity, ingress and egress movements of all types of visitor and show aircraft.  Arlington is simply a great venue for anyone with an interest in flying machines.

In fact the “Arlington Fly-In Mission is to promote, preserve and strengthen aviation through volunteer-driven events, activities and services that connect and educate people, communities, businesses and governments”.

CAF B-25J Mitchell 'Medium' Bomber

1942 Vickers Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc-Flying Heritage Collection, Paine Field WA

Harmon Rockets in action

Rennie Price and S-29 Sukoi

RV 'Vans' taxi parade

Vintage Show aircraft on display for judging

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By Ed Anderson