Concrete Old-Fashioned Fly-In – July TBD exact weekend for 2020
The annual Concrete Vintage Fly-In (formerly North Cascades Vintage Fly-In) has grown to become a favorite fly in for vintage, classic and antique airplane enthusiasts. Nestled in the foothills of the North Cascade mountain range in Washington state, the Concrete Vintage Fly-In draws numerous significant and interesting aircraft.The Fly-In not only appeals to vintage aircraft enthusiasts and locals enjoying the community, but also Skagit Valley visitors driving the Cascade Loop and visiting the North Cascades National Park find it an excellent festival stop on their vacation.Town of Concrete and Concrete Events are working to make this year’s Fly-In the best ever. This year there will be a pancake breakfast hosted by Grasmere Fire Dept, food trucks and most importantly — many vintage aircraft!
2019 PREVIOUS YEAR schedule as an example.
Friday, July 12th
All Day – Aircraft Arriving/Departing
All Day – Aircraft Judging
Town Event: Concrete Youth Activity Day (by Concrete Resource Coalition) at Veterans Memorial Park, downtown Concrete 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Bouncy house, face painting, food, raffle prizes, music, entertainment and more! All free!
Saturday, July 13th
All day – Aircraft Arriving/Departing
Until 2:00 pm – Aircraft Judging
All Day – Aircraft Flying
All Day – Vintage Classic Cars
Live bluegrass music from Luck of the Draw throughout the day.
DJ Peter from KSVU 90.1FM Upriver Radio will be on hand at the runway as well.
7:30am – 11:00 am District 10 Fire Department Fundraiser Breakfast in the High School Cafeteria. Proceeds support the High School scholarship program.
All Day – Food Vendors
— Donut Seed Co.
— Outlaw BBQ
— Ma & Pa Kettle Corn
— Buzzmobile Cafe
— Pacific NW Espresso
— Concrete Cheer (sno-cones)
All Day – Concrete Town Exhibits – Guided tours departing from Pilots Lounge
Puget Sound Energy Dam Tours departing from Concrete High School at 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, & 1:00 pm. Anybody under 16 to be accompanied by adult and buses are not wheelchair accessible. Free of charge.
Sunday, July 14th
We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 Fly-In!
Pilots – Please see our Pilot Information for Fly-In Details.
Arrival & Parking
In an effort to accommodate the ever growing number of aircraft flying in, the fly-in will again use a higher density, overlapping tail to tail parking system for this year’s fly-in. Once again the ground crew will be reserving the southeast corner of the main parking area for antique, vintage and classic aircraft. Other aircraft are kindly asked to park either on the south side of the runway (which, at the east end, is equally great viewing for airplanes landing and taking off) as well as the parking available west of the main museum hangar.
Arriving pilots should monitor and communicate on 122.9 as they approach the airport. Upon landing, pilots will be directed to the best available parking where they will be met by ground personnel who will help them with the parking and hand out registration cards. Any pilot wishing to hold a nearby parking space for an incoming pilot can just let the ground personnel know after parking.
Accommodation & Food
Camping is available at the airport next to your airplane. The pilots lounge is open for public use and includes shower, restroom and kitchen facilities. There are several local lodging options in Concrete, more information can be found here: Concrete Lodging.There will be food vendors at the airport all day Saturday (see above) and we have some other plans too, keep checking back for updates! There are also several local restaurants in Concrete which is about a 15-20 minute walk. Other fun: We expect the Skagit Valley Antique Car Club on Saturday and a local vintage motorcycle club to join us at some point during the weekend!The Concrete Resource Coalition is hosting Concrete Youth Activity Day from 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Concrete. Fuel Station Our fuel station has 100 LL aviation gas available. It is required that you carry a minimum of liability insurance on your aircraft to participate in the Concrete Vintage Fly-In. Please utilize safety precautions at all times. Please stay off the runway and behind the aircraft parking lines (painted in orange) at all times unless necessary. If you must cross the runway, please exercise caution in doing so. No low fast passes upon taking off are permitted.
*This event has no affiliation with Washington Vintage Motorcyclists and is posted as a public event*