Mark July 8 on your calendar for the Wing Nuts Flying Circus Fly-In and Air Show at Gould Peterson Municipal Airport east of Tarkio on Hwy. O. This year’s event will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a breakfast. Admission to the event is $10 per person and fly-in’s and children five and under are free. Proceeds from the event will help pay for the show.
At 10 a.m., a congressional aviation town hall meeting will be held in the EAA hangar. Many speakers will be featured, including Jack Pelton (EAA), Ed Bolin (NBAA), Pete Bunce (GAMA), and Mark Baker (AOPA). There will be discussions held with government officials, members of Congress, aviation experts and pilots about legislation and FAA reauthorization.
The air show and fly-bys will begin at 12 noon. Some of the sights will include: Matt Younkin, Aeroshell Aerobatic Team, F-16 Demo Team, B-2 flyover, John Klatt, Mike Wiskus, Gary Rower, WWII Training Demonstration, Texas Flying Legends Show, Joint Special Forces Jump Team, Michael Kennedy – BT13 Act, WWII Warbird Parade, and much more! Static aircraft to be on hand include B-25, P-51’s, Ford Tri-Motor, T-6’s, PT-26, PT-19, BT-13, Corsair, P-40, Real Japanese Zero, PT-22, C-47, Grumman Avenger, Super Stearman, PT-17, Skyraider, and many other warbirds and vintage aircraft.
For pilots flying in, call 816-244-6927, check NOTAMS, or for ar­­­rival procedures and frequency assignments prior to fly-in. Don’t be discouraged if you have a vintage non-radio aircraft. Just call ahead to 816-244-6927. There’s a 4,000 ft. grass strip available next to the runway.
This event is the best in this area and one you do not want to miss! Bring your lawn chairs and sunscreen and sunglasses and enjoy a full day of sights and sounds worth seeing! Spectators, be sure to get there early because once showtime approaches, the highway leading to the airport will be closed.