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May 2020

18th Chili Fiesta Fly-In

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

 

18th Chili Fiesta Fly-In –  Saturday May 9th, 2020: 10 AM – 2 PM (Second Saturday of May).

Grassroots Aviation celebrated here! Good weather brings over 100 general aviation aircraft – many taildraggers & classics. General Public Invited to watch planes land & take off! No Admission or Parking charge. The Airport & 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). Tour the Massey Air Museum, DC-3 & hangars. Pilot’s – keep an eye out for “no-radio” aircraft. Winds permitting, we usually use Runway 02 for arrival on event days. You are invited to share your favorite chili recipe and/or covered dish/dessert, if you are so inclined (Optional). (FOOD SERVED AT NOON)

Joe Flood & Sons (Franklinville, NJ), flew in a 3 plane gaggle, duplicating their Oshkosh flight: *1939 Aeronca Chief 65-C NC23927; Giles Henderson’s aerobatic Clip Wing Cub show plane N6620H, featured in the EAA Vintage magazine article May/June 2019 and *N78555 1947 PIPER PA-12 Cruiser (*Both restored by Joe Flood).

 

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June 2020

49th Antique Fly-In – Potomac Antique Aero Squadron (PAAS)

Jun 13
Massey Aerodrome, 33541 Maryland Line Rd.
Massey, MD 21650 United States

49th Antique Fly-In – Conducted by the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron (PAAS), hosted by Massey Air Museum. Saturday June 13th (Second Saturday of June): Field open to Antique Airplanes starting at 7 AM (General Public from 10 AM to 3 PM) (NO Raindate)

This is the fifth year that the former Horn Point Antique Fly-In will be held at Massey. This is an Antique Airplane Assoc. (AAA) judged event: Registration (Fee) for Judging begins @ 9:00 AM. Judging Begins @ 10:30 AM. Judging Ends @ 4:00 PM. Awards Presentation @ 4:30/5 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. 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: Gretta Thorwarth 410-349-7594. Email: paasflyindirector@gmail.com  VOLUNTEERS WANTED!  This is your chance to get involved with Aviation (Contact Gretta Thorwarth above). 

Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/potomacantiqueaerosquadron/

See last years Flyer for more details on Website: http://www.paasflyin.info > 2019 FLY IN > Download the 2019 Flyer.

 

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Free

IVSM Vintage Rendezvous for Sailplanes

Jun 26-Jun 29
Massey Aerodrome, 33541 Maryland Line Rd.
Massey, MD 21650 United States

Massey Aerodrome (MD1), in cooperation with the Vintage Sailplane Association (VSA) will hold the IVSM Vintage Rendezvous for Sailplanes on the Eastern Shore of Maryland at Massey for four days in June: Fri., Sat., Sun. & Mon. June 26th, 27th, 28th & 29th – all day (from approx. 10 AM to 5 PM). Massey’s “IVSM Vintage Rendezvous” is an opportunity to fly in a relaxed environment before attending the big “IVSM” in Elmira, NY.

Contact Rusty Lowry: (240) 925–5683, Email:  lowry94@verizon.net   Fly-In & Drive-In guests are welcome. Gliders are NORDO so See & Be Seen!!

FYI: International Vintage Sailplane Meet in Elmira, NY (July 4th- 11th). www.soaringmuseum.org  https://www.soaringmuseum.org/international-vintage-sailplane-meet-registration.php

 

Gliding enthusiasts from all over the country and beyond will descend on the “IVSM” at Harris Hill, Elmira, NY in early July for the return of the International Vintage Sailplane Meet which will attract many  international participants and vintage sailplanes at the historic soaring location. https://www.stargazette.com/story/news/local/2016/06/30/intl-vintage-sailplane-meet-returns-harris-hill/86561812/ 

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September 2020

Free

Young Eagles Day at Massey Aerodrome

Sep 6
Massey Aerodrome, 33541 Maryland Line Rd.
Massey, MD 21650 United States


 

“Kids Fly Free on Young Eagles Day at Massey Aerodrome”  Sunday Sept. 6, 2020, 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 8, 2019. NOTE: Parents/guardian MUST BE PRESENT  to provide permission. FREE hot dogs 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.

First Come, First Served. Register for your Flight when you arrive so that you can be assigned an estimated flight time.

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: https://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 2020

20th Open Hanger Party & Fly-In at Massey Aerodrome

Dec 6
Massey Aerodrome, 33541 Maryland Line Rd.
Massey, MD 21650 United States

Massey Open Hangar Party & Fly-In on Sunday December 6, 2020 from 10 A.M. to 2 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.

ATTENTION PILOTS: Position reporting on 122.9 is recommended. Numerous NORDOs, SEE & AVOID is the rule.

We have a presence on Facebook now, see what’s happening at the airport: https://www.facebook.com/MasseyAerodrome/

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