Family Festival and Air Show

Posted:  Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 3:00pm

The Wiscasset Community Family Festival and Air Show will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Wiscasset Municipal Airport. The air show, organized by the Wiscasset Airport and Maine Aeronautics Association, will feature the Texas Flying Legends Museum, Young Eagles airplane rides, and the Bath Municipal Band. Gates open at 8 a.m., the air show starts at 2 p.m. and admission is free.

The Texas Flying Legends Museum features rare World War II vintage aircraft including one of only two Japanese Zeros still flying in the world (Last Samurai), a FG-1D Corsair (Whistling Death), a P-40K (Aleutian Tiger), a P-51D Mustang (Dakota Kid II) and a Mitchell B-25 Bomber (Betty’s Dream).

Texas Flying Legends Museum flies their growing collection from Texas to Minot, N.D. each spring, to Wiscasset each summer, and back to Texas in the fall. For additional information about the Legends and their schedule, visit http://flyingfreedom.us.

Other events include a pancake breakfast hosted by the Wiscasset High School Booster Club, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. and free airplane rides for children between the ages of seven and 17. The free rides are sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association through their Young Eagles program 9 to 11:30 a.m., and Waco bi-plane rides. The Bath Municipal Band, featuring medleys of patriotic/WWII songs will perform from noon until the air show begins at 2 p.m.

The Wiscasset Airport has been owned and operated by the town of Wiscasset since 1960. The General Aviation facility serves Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties, providing an air transportation link to New England and the northeast U.S. Wiscasset Municipal Airport is located at 96 Chewonki Neck Road in Wiscasset, off Route 144, a short drive from Route 1.

For additional information about the airport and airshow, call the airport at 882-5475 or email at airport@wiscasset.org.

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/06/2012 - 8:00am