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Described as "World’s Oldest Free Fly-In & Airshow", this was their 55th year. It was started
by Davey and Bessie Martens. The fly-in continues as a one-day fly-in on the Saturday that falls closest to Veterans Day.
The Fairview Flying Club, the city of Fairview merchants/businesses and the FBO operator (the Regier family) do an outstanding
job of putting this event on each year.
For the past several
years a group of our local chapter members have flown in on Friday and camped out at the airport for the event. Due to two
of our die-hard campers being without airplanes and the weather not exactly cooperating I was the only one that showed up
and landed in a 36mph wind. Two airplanes from Texas did come in later and camped out.
With a free breakfast for fly-in pilots, a turkey for every tenth plane landing on Saturday, a sunny day with light
winds and a short airshow with a good crowd, I would say the Fairview Fly-In was a success again this year.
Copied from the EAA web site.