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May 2018

16th Chili Fiesta Fly-In

May 12
Massey Aerodrome, 33541 Maryland Line Rd.
Massey, MD 21650 United States

16th Chili Fiesta Fly-In –  Saturday May 12: 11 am – 3 PM (Second Saturday of May).











Fly-In or Drive in. Good weather brings over 100 general aviation aircraft, many taildraggers, biplanes, antique & classics to enjoy Grassroots Aviation. 3000 ft x 100 ft firm grass runway. Aviation camaraderie. You are invited to share your best chili recipe and/or covered dish (Optional). Tour the Massey Air Museum, DC-3 & hangars. As always, keep an eye out for “no-radio” aircraft. Address 33541 Maryland Line Rd. Massey, MD 21650. Sat. May 12th 11 AM to 3 PM. Free Admission (FOOD SERVED AT NOON)


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June 2018

47th Antique Fly-In – Saturday June 9th

Jun 9
Massey Aerodrome, 33541 Maryland Line Rd.
Massey, MD 21650 United States

47th Antique Fly-In – Conducted by the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron (PAAS), hosted by Massey Air Museum. Saturday June 9th (Second Saturday of the month): Field open to Antique Airplanes starting at 7 AM (General Public from 10 AM to 3 PM) (Raindate: Sunday June 10th).

This is the third year that the former Horn Point Antique Fly-In will be held at Massey. This is an Antique Airplane Assoc. (AAA) judged event: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM with judging until 2:00 PM, food & drinks available on field.  Registration for Judging begins 9:00 AM @ $15.00 per aircraft. Judging Begins @ 9:30 AM. Judging Ends @ 2:00 PM. Awards Presentation @ 4:00 PM. No admission or landing fees – (donations to help PAAS continue the Antique Fly-in are appreciated). Fly-in and General Public drive-in guests are welcome, No Admission or Parking charge. The Airport and Museum are open, family friendly and handicap accessible (on grass). Antique and Show cars are invited for non-judged display (If you have a motorcycle, vintage car or hot rod, come early, park up front around the DC-3 for everyone to see & admire). PAAS Fly-In Director: Mike Strieter  301-440-5294. Email: strieterstinson@verizon.net   VOLUNTEERS WANTED!  This is your chance to get involved with Aviation (Contact Mike Strieter above).


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August 2018

Vintage Sailplane Rally – Aug. 18 & 19

Aug 18-Aug 19
Massey Aerodrome, 33541 Maryland Line Rd.
Massey, MD 21650 United States

The Vintage Sailplane Association (VSA) will hold their annual East Coast Sailplane Rally at Massey Sat. & Sun. August 18th & 19th from 10 AM to 5 PM both days. Vintage & Classic Gliders from the 30’s through 60’s are invited for a weekend of flying and hangar stories. 2 Tow Planes: Piper PA-25 Pawnee & Cessna 182. Glider rides and biplane rides will be available – prices vary (no reservations required), with a portion being donated to the museum. See www.vintagesailplane.org. VSA Vice President East: Rusty Lowry: (240) 925–5683, Email:  lowry94@verizon.net   Fly-In & Drive-In guests are welcome. Gliders are NORDO so See & Be Seen!!

Biplane Air Tours will provide airplane rides in a 1944 Stearman open-cockpit biplane. $70 for 15 minutes, $120 for 30 minutes, $210 for 60 minutes. Reservations preferred but walk-ins are welcome. See the website http://biplaneairtours.com for more information. Phone: 410-535-4136.

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September 2018

Young Eagles Day at Massey Aerodrome

Sep 9
Massey Aerodrome, 33541 Maryland Line Rd.
Massey, MD 21650 United States

“Kids Fly Free on Young Eagles Day at Massey Aerodrome”  Sunday Sept. 9, 2018, 10 AM to 2 PM. (Weather Permitting – No Rain Date).

The Middletown, Delaware Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA #1536) in conjunction with Massey Aerodrome will provide free airplane rides to young people ages 8 to 17 from 10 AM to 2 PM on Sunday Sept 9, 2018. NOTE: Parents/guardian must be present to provide permission. FREE hot dogs & hamburgers and an opportunity to experience a FREE airplane flight over the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland. “Young Eagles” who take an airplane ride will receive a certificate attesting to your having flown on this date. There is NO COST & No obligation. The mission of the Young Eagles program is to introduce young people ages 8 to 17 to the world of flight by providing airplane rides. The flight is free, safe and flown by FAA licensed and experienced volunteer pilots. We hope to inspire these “Young Eagles” to continue to explore the world of aviation.  Location: Massey Aerodrome, 33541 Maryland Line Rd., Massey, MD 21645.

EAA Chapter #1536 meets the second Monday of each month at 7 PM at Massey Aerodrome. Everyone Welcome!

Airport phone 410-928-5270  Email: email@masseyaero.org Web Site: http://masseyaero.org

Three Young Eagles pose with Ray Lynn after their Young Eagles ride at Massey Aerodrome.
Two young Women after their Young Eagles ride. They never stopped smiling!
Jeff Auen & new Young Eagle pose in front of Jeff’s Twin engine AirCam.
Ray Lynn taxis out to the runway with 3 Young Eagles aboard.
Kent County News photo. Correction: Pilot is Rusty Lowry (not Scott).

YOUNG EAGLES INFORMATION     https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-education-and-resources/eaa-youth-education/eaa-young-eagles-program 

Ever wondered what your neighborhood looks like from the sky? Or maybe you’re curious how airplanes even work. You might even dream about being a pilot. If you’re nodding your head “Yes” and are between the ages of 8 and 17, you’re ready to take a free Young Eagles flight and see what real pilots do on the ground and in the air.

Since 1992, more than 1.8 million Young Eagles have enjoyed a flight from EAA’s network of volunteer pilots. For many, it was the start of their journey to becoming a pilot, aircraft mechanic, air traffic controller, or many other career possibilities.

YOUR FLIGHT EXPERIENCE  https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-education-and-resources/eaa-youth-education/eaa-young-eagles-program/eaa-young-eagles-flight-experience 

Your Young Eagles flight will last approximately 20 minutes and you will see the earth and sky in a new and exciting way. This is your chance to experience the freedom of flight that many people only dream about.

Many people remember this experience for the rest of their lives. You will, too!

1.On the ground: Your pilot explains what will happen during the flight. You may talk about the airplane, review an aeronautical chart (or map), and complete a careful “walk-around” preflight inspection of the airplane.

2.Just before takeoff: Your pilot explains the interior of the airplane, including the operation of the aircraft door, safety belts, and instrument panel.

3.In the air: The flight lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. And, if you want, your pilot may let you take the controls!

4.Back on the ground: There’s more time for you to ask questions about the flight. Your pilot is happy to tell you more about flying and their particular airplane.

You also get an official Young Eagles logbook with a personal code to activate your free EAA Student Membership and Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course.

About EAA  https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa

Our chapter is part of the worldwide network of EAA chapters.  EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 160,000 plus members enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. To find out more about EAA and our programs and services, please visit our home page at EAA.org.

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December 2018

18th Open Hanger Party & Fly-In at Massey Aerodrome

Dec 2
Massey Aerodrome, 33541 Maryland Line Rd.
Massey, MD 21650 United States

Massey Open Hangar Party & Fly-In on Sunday December 2, 2018 from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.  Come to our Annual Open Hangar Party, Rain or Shine! — Fly in or Drive in. Help us celebrate our progress and new projects. Friends can bring a covered dish or dessert item (optional) and the airport supplies the main course, cider, lemonade & coffee. If the weather cooperates like it has the last three years you can watch the field fill up with over 100 fly-in guests, expect to see interesting airplanes. Renew old friendships & meet others who love aviation. Tour the Air Museum, hangars and DC-3. If you have a motorcycle, vintage car or hot rod, come early, park up front around the DC-3 for everyone to see & admire. Pilots: As always, keep an eye out for “no-radio” aircraft. Winds permitting, we usually use Runway 02 for arrival on event days, if not – we have widened the west side “Back Taxi” lane. Remember it’s on the FIRST SUNDAY of December! 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. General Public Invited! Children Welcome. Free Admission. FOOD IS SERVED AT NOON.

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