Head to the Georgetown Airport for the fifth annual AirFest on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from noon to 5 p.m. The Georgetown Municipal Airport is located 25 miles north of Austin on Interstate 35. Admission to AirFest is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food donation for The Caring Place.
For the first time in Georgetown, see the Ford Tri-Motor, a 1929 metal aircraft known as the “Tin Goose” that was the first mass-produced airliner. Get up close to WW II-era warbirds like the P-51 Mustang “Pecos Bill” fighter plane, the Douglas R4D Skytrain, and the C-47 Southern Cross, an Army version of a DC-3. Also featured is Georgetown’s own warbird, the 1945 Devil Dog B-25 bomber. Climb inside and tour the R4D, C-47, or B-25 for a small fee. Check out a gyro-copter, gliders, and a police helicopter. Watch the precision formation flying team Falcon Flight perform fly-overs at 2 p.m.
Schedule of Events:
- 6:30 a.m. – Sunrise balloon launch of six hot air balloons near Halmar Cove entrance to the Airport. Balloon launch is weather permitting. Balloons will launch if the weather is clear and winds are less than 10 mph.
- 8:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) – Young Eagles rides, Pilots’ Choice Aviation Rides, and Ford Tri-Motor rides from the Terminal at the Airport. (No static displays, Car Show, vendors, or other events on main taxiway during this time.)
- 12:00 p.m. (noon) – Georgetown AirFest begins with aircraft static displays, Air Rides (for a fee), Car Show, radio-controlled plane and helicopter demonstrations, take-offs and landings, demonstrations, and food vendors.
- 2:00 p.m., Falcon Flight Flying Team performs fly-overs at AirFest with eight RV planes.
- 5:00 p.m. Georgetown AirFest concludes