Midland hosts ‘Fly Into Fall’

The City of Midland Department of Airports will host Fly Into Fall, a free education and interactive aviation experience for all ages. Food trucks, face painting, jumpers, exhibits, and more will be available.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 26 at Midland Airpark, 901 Veterans Airpark Lane, Midland.

Event schedule:

  • 9 a.m. Fly Into Fall Gates Open
  • 9:30 a.m. Grand Marshals Arrival – Member-Elect, State Board of Education Aaron Kinsey
  • 10 a.m. Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Fly-in
  • 10:15 a.m. Flying Tees – free T-Shirts (First Round)
  • 10:30 a.m. Grand Marshal Aaron Kinsey: Speaker/Q&A on being an Air Force Pilot
  • 11:30 a.m. Former NASA Astronaut Gregory H. Johnson: Speaking/Q&A on being an Astronaut
  • 12:15 p.m. Flying Tees – free T-Shirts (Second Round)
  • 12:30 p.m. Leah Robertson: Speaker/Q&A on being an Army Helicopter Mechanic
  • 1 p.m. Brianna Ortiz: Speaker/Q&A on being a future Aerospace Engineer
  • 1:30 p.m. CAF Fly-out

Static Displays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Aircraft & Helicopters from local pilots
  • Hands-on Aircraft Displays
  • DPS Plane/Helicopter
  • CAF Aircraft
  • Airport Fire Trucks
  • Classic Cars
  • Modified Velocity SE airframe used for rocket racing

Interactive displays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Discovery Flights from Floris Flight School (sign-up available every hour at event)
  • Talk to the Tower in Air Traffic Control simulation
  • Flight simulators
  • Preflight simulation complete with Preflight inspection and mock cockpit experience
  • Basin PBS
  • Higher Orbits
  • Drone Obstacle Course
  • Scout Aviation Helicopter Flight School

Educational Booths and Information 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Midland International Airport
  • Basin Aviation
  • Floris Flight Services
  • Commemorative Air Force (CAF)
  • Honor Flight
  • Midland Development Corporation
  • Commercial Pilots and Aerospace
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Municipal Court

Run the Runway, sponsored by Midland Athletic Company

Take Off at 7:50 a.m. for the 1-mile Run/Walk or 5k, Run for the Runway, sponsored by Midland Athletic Company. You can register here or get more run information here.