First Wing Jet Center and the Commemorative Air Force will host the 14th Annual Open House and Fly-In, in partnership with Wings Over Indy on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Indianapolis Executive Airport in Zionsville. The annual event features a full day of aviation-related activities, including numerous aerobatic performances, formation flyovers, Warbirds, airplane rides, aircraft on display, helicopter candy drop, Kids Zone, bounce houses, food trucks, and more.
First Wing Jet Center and the Commemorative Air Force developed a partnership that combines the well-known Wings Over Indy aviation event with the Annual Open House and Fly-in. The combination of events creates a free, fun-filled community day at the airport suitable for all ages.
Proceeds from donations and certain activities (see below) benefit Down Syndrome Indiana (DSI) and the Commemorative Air Force. Since 2006, First Wing Jet Center has raised more than $200,000 for DSI through the open house and fly-in. DSI uses these funds for programs to help individuals with Down Syndrome achieve independence and inclusion in their community.
The Commemorative Air Force acquires, restores, and preserves a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans. The Indiana Wing supports this by maintaining and flying historic WWII aircraft, which will be on display on June 19.
WHO: First Wing Jet Center and the Commemorative Air Force
WHAT: 14th Annual Open House and Fly-In in Partnership with Wings Over Indy
WHEN: Saturday, June 19, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m. (see schedule for details)
WHERE: Indianapolis Executive Airport, 11329 East State Road 32, Zionsville, IN 46077
|Aerobatic Performances||Aircraft on Display|
|Airplane Rides||Kids Zone (Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Performances etc.)|
|Flight School Discovery Flights||Parachute Jump|
|Formation Flyovers||Helicopter Candy Drop|
|Warbirds & T-6 Texans on Display||Local Police & Fire Activity Area|
|Aerospace Education Exhibitors||Sun King Beer Garden (21 and over) and Food Trucks|
SCHEDULE (subject to change)
|7:30 AM||Pancake breakfast ($5/person)|
|9:00 AM||Kids Zone (free), airplane rides and other activities begin|
|10:00 AM||Daniel Lusk magic show|
|11:00 AM – 1 PM||Aerobatic performances, formation flyovers|
|1:30 PM||Princess performance|
|2:00 PM||Helicopter candy drop|
|3:00 PM||Aerobatic performance, activities close, airplane rides continue (reservation only)|
Flight School Discovery Flight = $50/person (available for onsite purchase)
Historic WWII Aircraft Flights = $125 – $350/person (available for pre-sale or onsite purchase)
Advanced booking information: https://wings-over-indy-aircraft-rides.square.site/
Food trucks and other aircraft rides will be available for a nominal fee. The Kids Zone and all other activities are FREE.
To learn more, visit FirstWing.com/WingsOverIndy.
About First Wing Jet Center
First Wing Jet Center is the fixed base operator (FBO) at Indianapolis Executive Airport in Zionsville, Ind., as well as Frankfort/Clinton County Airport in Frankfort, Ind. First Wing is part of the Eagle Creek Family of Companies. For nearly four decades, Eagle Creek has provided premier aviation services in Central Indiana, including aircraft maintenance, sales, FBO operations and more. The company operates a Part 135 charter and management company, First Wing Charter and Management and a Platinum Cirrus Training Center, First Wing Flight. Learn more at www.firstwing.com.
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) was founded to acquire, restore and preserve flying military aircraft. Obtaining a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States, and selected aircraft of other nations, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans. More than just a collection of airworthy warplanes from the past, the CAF’s fleet of historic aircraft, known as the CAF Ghost Squadron, recreate, remind and reinforce the lessons learned from the defining moments in American military aviation history.
About Down Syndrome Indiana
Down Syndrome Indiana is a not-for-profit organization serving the needs of individuals with Down syndrome and their families. DSI is supported by a dedicated board of directors, a modest staff, and many dedicated volunteers. The programs and services provided by Down Syndrome Indiana are supported by individual and corporate donations combined with annual fund raisers and special events.