Nebraska State Fly In and Air Show set for Father’s Day weekend
HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - June 19 & 20, 2021 – The Hastings Airport Association Inc., in partnership with the Hastings Airport, & EAA Chapter 544, announce the exciting performer lineup and planned events for Fathers Day weekend.
Headlined by the World War II B‐29 Superfortress “Doc”, one of only two B‐29 Superfortresses still airworthy in the world, the Nebraska State Fly In & Airshow promises to be a celebration of aviation for all ages.
B-29 Doc will arrive in Hastings, NE, on the evening of Thursday, June 17. On Friday, June 18 and Saturday, June 19, B‐29 Doc will be on static display from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ground and cockpit tours, as well as merchandise sales. The cost for ground and cockpit tours is $10 per person or $20 per family. B‐29 Doc Flight Experience Rides will be hosted on the morning of Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20. Tickets can be purchased at www.b29doc.com/rides and on www.flyhastings.com.
Saturday Evening will feature a hangar dance in the historic brick hangar. Sponsored by HCAA, the hangar dance begins at 8 p.m. and will be played by “Dizzy With A Dame,” a jazz and swing band in the spirit of a 1940′s USO show. Tickets are available at www.flyhastings.com.
Sunday morning begins at 7:30 a.m. with the traditional Nebraska State Fly In Breakfast sponsored by Hastings Kiwanis Club. The public may drive to or fly into the breakfast, pilots flying in eat free. Following the breakfast a variety of aviation activities including viewing the fly in airplanes, military helicopters, B‐29 flights, tours of factory new aircraft, Kids Can Fly activities, Learn to Fly seminars, and more. A free will donation will be collected for the Sunday events and a variety of food vendors will be on site.
The airshow is a tribute to Nebraska Aviator Harry Barr. The event kicks off at noon with a ping pong ball drop for the kids, followed by a patriotic parachute drop. At 12:30 the airshow begins and features eight nationally acclaimed airshow performers ranging from the T‐6 Radial Rumble to the Taylorcraft flying comedy show. For additional information about the airshow, performers, and events, please visit: www.flyhastings.com.
The Hastings Airport Association was formed in 2015 by Hastings, Nebraska area pilots and aviation professionals who desired to be involved in the strategic direction of the airport, improve communication with the council, city, and tenants, and desire to make the airport a vibrant, friendly, and growing place. Media Contacts: Brent Hoops, HAA President 402‐984‐7649 & Matt Kuhr: Airport Advisory Board 402‐984‐5223 About Doc’s Friends Doc’s Friends, Inc., is a 501c3 non‐profit board managing the operation of the Boeing B‐29 Superfortress known as Doc. Doc is a B‐29 Superfortress and one of 1,644 manufactured in Wichita during World War II. It is one of only two remaining B‐29s that are still airworthy and flying today.
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