First Wing Jet Center (formerly Montgomery Aviation), the fixed base operator at Indianapolis Executive Airport in Zionsville, will play host to the 13th Annual Open House and Fly-In on Saturday, June 22.
For this year’s event, First Wing Jet Center has partnered with the Commemorative Air Force’s Wings Over Indy event. This will bring new and exciting aircraft for both rides and display, as well as other unique aviation elements to the continually growing event. Additionally, the schedule has been expanded with a pancake breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m., family-friendly events and activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a new Hops ‘n Props Veterans Dinner from 5 to 8:30 p.m. for those 21 and older.
“We’re excited about the new partnership this year with Wings Over Indy and the Commemorative Air Force,” said Sean White, VP and General Manager of First Wing Jet Center. “This collaboration will enhance the experience for attendees, bringing more aircraft and aviation activities to the event — in addition to the family-friendly activities we’ve always included.”
Proceeds from the event will benefit Down Syndrome Indiana. Since 2006, First Wing/Montgomery Aviation has raised more than $190,000 for DSI through the Open House and Fly-In. Proceeds from the Hops ‘n Props event will benefit the Commemorative Air Force.
“We look forward to hosting this event every year,” White said. “It’s important for our team to give back and make a positive impact on a great organization like DSI. We also enjoy sharing the excitement of aviation with the community. By opening our doors, we help our neighbors learn more about the airport and how it is a significant asset right in their backyard.”
The airport is at 11329 East Ind. 32 in Zionsville.
Activities Include T-6 Texan rides and flyovers, commemorative Air Force aircraft, Warbirds, Civil Air Patrol, “Blastoff to Magic” show, a helicopter candy drop, a pancake breakfast, a raffle featuring dozens of items, food trucks, a princess performance, exhibitors, face painting, bounce houses and a kids' zone, a parachute jump, a local police and fire activity area, educational/STEM interactive displays, remote control airplanes and aircraft on display.
Admission is free. Some activities including food, airplane rides and the Hops ‘n Props dinner are available for a fee.
Airplane rides may be purchased in advance or onsite on the day of the event. Rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit https://squareup.com/store/wings-over-indy-aircraft-rides/ to purchase a ride.
Tickets for Hops ‘n Props may be purchased in advance or onsite on the day of the event. Visit http://www.wingsoverindy.com/hops-n-props.html to purchase advance tickets.
For a full schedule of events and more information, visit www.firstwing.com/flyin.