Take the family to the Georgetown Airport on Saturday, Nov. 8 from noon – 5 p.m. for the fifth annual Georgetown AirFest. Get ready to “ooh and ahh” as you check out fighter planes, gliders & helicopters, and watch formation team fly-overs as well as radio-controlled aircraft demonstrations. The event is free!
- For the first time in Georgetown, see the Ford Tri-Motor, a 1929 metal aircraft known as the “Tin Goose” that was the first mass-produced airliner.
- Get up close to WW II-era warbirds like the P-51 Mustang “Pecos Bill” fighter plane, the Douglas R4D Skytrain, and the C-47 Southern Cross, an Army version of a DC-3. Also featured is Georgetown’s own warbird, the 1945 Devil Dog B-25 bomber.
- Climb inside and tour the R4D, C-47, or B-25 for a small fee.
- Check out a gyro-copter, gliders, and a police helicopter.
- Watch the precision formation flying team Falcon Flight perform fly-overs at 2 p.m.
- See a Vietnam-era Huey helicopter and take a ride for a fee. Pilot’s Choice Aviation will be offering low-cost flights for anyone who wants to experience the thrill of flight. And the EAA Young Eagles program will offer free flights to youth ages 8 – 17 while seats are available. (Young Eagles flights will be 8 a.m. to noon on Nov. 8.)
- Watch radio-controlled aircraft demonstrations and see many other planes on display on the taxiway. Rides in many planes will be offered for a fee. Youth may be able to fly at no cost with the EAA Young Eagles program.
Admission: Entrance to AirFest is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food donation for The Caring Place.
Location: The Georgetown Municipal Airport is in Georgetown, Texas, located 25 miles north of Austin on Interstate 35.
The Georgetown AirFest is sponsored by the City of Georgetown with funding from the Georgetown Airport fund and the Georgetown Convention and Visitors Bureau, and made possible through the energy and commitment of volunteers from the Georgetown aviation community.