Sunday, July 1, 2012

EAA Chapter 736 Fly-In highlights Egg Fest

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   PITTSFIELD – In addition to the traditional games, contests, music, fireworks and parade, the 40th Annual Central Maine Egg Festival has an extra added attraction this year.
   The Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 736 will hold their Annual Fly-in named “The Great Central Maine Everything That Flies Fly In” at the Pittsfield Municipal Airport on Saturday, July 21. The Pittsfield Municipal Airport is owned by the Town of Pittsfield and operated by Curtis Air.
   There will be events all day starting with the arrival of the Texas Flying Legends Museum with their B-25 bomber and five WWII Fighters between 6 and 9 a.m.
A pancake breakfast hosted by the EAA Chapter 736 and Curtis Air will take place from 7 – 10:30 a.m.

 The flight line of aircraft will be on display from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. so visitors can get an up-close look at the Texas Flying Legends and many other aircraft.
   There will be powered parachutes, utltralites and trikes as well as remote controlled aircraft. Young Eagles Flights will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
   Airplane rides for the general public will be available through Airlink LLC from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a book signing by aviation author J.D. Davis signing “Early Wings Over Maine” and much more.
   This will be a very large fly-in with a lot of planes on display. At the same time, there are many events scheduled with craft exhibits, food vendors, a full midway with rides and displays plus much more located at the Egg Festival in Manson Park.
   For anyone visiting Pittsfield on Saturday, the 40th annual Egg Festival Parade starts at the Industrial Park and travels down Somerset Avenue to Main Street to Manson Park at 9:15 a.m. that morning. If you arrive during the parade, you will be detoured around the downtown to the airport or can stop to enjoy the parade elsewhere on the route. Signs will be up directing you through town to the Fly-in.
   The Pittsfield Municipal Airport is located off Peltoma Avenue and a parking area will be designated for people attending the fly-in.

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