The August 12th, 2017 Fly-In offered area residents and guests a rare chance to get up close and personal with aircraft of all sorts. There was something for everyone, even the kids. Biplanes, small jets, restored warbirds and a host of other models will be represented among an estimated 35 planes ranging in origin from the 1940s to the present. Helicopters and emergency vehicles, including fire engines and ambulances, will also be on display. The Mountain Top Cruisers Car Club of nearby Oakland held a Classic Car Show featuring antique models, hot rods and dragsters from the 1950s to the present. The first 75 cars receive dash plaques. Trooper 5 the State Police helicopter was on static display and gave a hoist demonstration to all to see. RC – i.e. Radio Controlled – Aircraft Demonstrations rounded out the activities. Also included was the wildly popular Candy Drop for the kids, who can grab the goodies after the hovering helicopter drops it load of candy in the grass. What could be better? Local vendors offered burgers, hot dogs and other hearty picnic fare for purchase.
This was the sixth year that Garrett County Airport has held a Fly-in and this event just becomes more popular each year.