Once again the Experimental Aircraft Association offers a day of flying and fun at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport in Oak Island, NC. The flying will begin on Friday, June 8 and the plane will be a B-17 Aluminum Overcast bomber from WWII. Saturday’s fun will begin with a $5.00 Pancake Breakfast from 8:30 AM until 11 AM. Be sure to bring your own chair and you dancing shoes to enjoy the Brunswick Big Band beginning at 3 PM. From 10 AM until 1 PM there will be flight tours (for a fee). From 2 PM until 5 PM you can take part in aground tour of the plane for $10 for individuals, $20 for an family and free of charge for military members and veterans.
The Saturday night adult program on Friday at the NC Maritime Museum at Southport in Southport, NC offers a Sizzling, Sassy Shrimp class for a fee of $12.50 for members and $25.00 for non-members. The students will also create shrimp dip and a shrimp boil.
If you have been thinking of taking an art class – you can take one for free on Friday, June 8. The Oak Island Art Guild meets monthly at 9 AM at the Oak Island Recreation Center and offers an art workshop after each meeting. This month the workshop will be led by Richard Staat who will teach brush techniques for watercolor.
Don’t forget Thursdays in the Park at Franklin Square Park in Southport, NC, where this Thursday, June 7, from 6 PM until 8 PM you can enjoy music by the NC Blues Kings. Bring a blanket or a chair and maybe even a picnic.
More music can be found on Friday at Middleton Park in Oak Island, NC. Beginning at 6:30 PM you can enjoy the music of Carolina Line Bluegrass band.
Take your kids, ages 8 to 17 years old, to the Cape Fear Regional Jetport, in Southport, NC, for a fun and exciting experience on Saturday, June 10, between 10 AM and 1 PM. The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 939 will be giving free airplane rides to the kids! What a wonderful way to experience the beauties of the area and to learn all about flying. The flights will be offered through the Young Eagles program. First the pilot will explain what will happen during the flight, talk about the airplane, share an aeronautical chart with your child and perform a preflight walk around the aircraft. He/she will then explain the interior of the craft including the instrument panel. Your child will be in the air 15 to 20 minutes and may even be allowed to take the controls! After the flight your child will receive a Young Eagles logbook and a personal code to activate his/her free EAA student membership and Learn to Fly Course.
There will be free music and movies available for your entertainment throughout the summer months just about every evening in Brunswick County, NC. Choose the day(s) that work for you and enjoy.
What do airplanes and classic cars have in common? Both will be taking part in the Wings & Wheels event being held at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport in Oak Island, NC on Saturday, April 12 beginning at 8 AM. At this free event you can check out as many as 75 classic cars (as well as participating aircraft) and you can vote for your favorite car. You can have a pancake breakfast starting at 8:30 AM until 11 AM for just $5.00 and the Civil Air Patrol will hold a “burger burn” from noon until 3 PM.
Pilots can participate in a spot landing contest in which they will attempt to put their wheels in a designated area upon landing. Awards will also be given for the best high wing plane, the best low wing plane, and the best home built aircraft. Awards will be given to car owners in the following categories:
Best Stock and Best Modified 1941 or earlier Best Stock and Best Modified 1942 or later Top 20 cars People’s Choice Howie’s Choice (Howie is the director of the airport) Best of Show
You can participate in a 50-50 raffle, and a Chinese Auction and enjoy the informational displays by businesses located at the airport which include: Oak Island Aviation, Hertz Car Rentals, Cape Fear Airworks, Brunswick Air, Dutchman Creek Bait and Tackle Shop, Coastal Skydive and High Tide Helicopters. All funds raised will go to youth activity programs sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Civil Air Patrol.
For more information you can contact Ginny Largent at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call her at: 301-801-3672.