Yes We Are Going Ahead as Scheduled Saturday September 12th
The Virginia Air Show Presents: Skyline Wings & Wheels
A combination air and car show with an anticipated 50 aircraft and over 100 cars
plus souvenirs and a raffle for all attendees!
Saturday September 12th marked the eighth annual event presented by the Virginia Air Show Committee and sponsored by the Mid Atlantic Ford Dealers and a host of others at the Front Royal – Warren County airport from 10 am to 6 pm. This year was a Wings (Biplanes to War birds and from Gliders to exotic aircraft) and Wheels (from Ford Mustangs to Classic Cars and everything in between) event. Despite rain earlier in the day we were able to hold the event with multiple flights from antique Ryan's, multiple open cockpit Stearman flights, a gyrocopter, multiple R/C flights, a twin engine Cessna and more. The kids play area was well received and we even pulled off the car show. I will endeavor to update the results of the car show and the raffle prize winners in the next couple of days.
New this year is a kid’s play area with FREE face painting, an obstacle course, 4 in 1 moon bounce, rock climb, and a shooting gallery. State Farm is also returning with their balsa airplane give away complete with insurance policy. This year will also feature a beer garden at mid field with six varieties of beer to choose from in addition to multiple food, sponsor, and vendors booths. Plus, everyone gets a souvenir magnet and entry into a raffle with multiple prizes. And, don’t forget the Disc Jockey (DJ) who will be playing music all day long.
The Wings (Fly-in) will feature airplane and biplane rides of what the Virginia Department of Aviation has called the widest variety of aircraft flying and on display at any air event in the state. Returning are the P-51D Mustang (Double Trouble), the Flying Circus biplanes, Scott Francis and his MXS (this plane is gorgeous) and the General Avia F.22 Pinguino. Weather permitting we should see hot air balloons.
The Wheels (Car Show / Cruise-in) encourages owners of all makes and models to come. Participants pay $12 in advance and $15 at the gate to register the car which also pays for the vehicles occupants’ admission to the Wings (Fly-in and flying) event. Car show participants can receive awards for the top 25 in show, best in show, best Mustang, people’s choice, and longest distance traveled to attend. Participants will also be eligible to win valuable door prizes provided by local car dealerships and auto parts stores.
Admission is only $5 (children 6 and under are free as is parking). So, whether you are an aviation or car buff or just looking to have a fun day with the whole family, this is the show for you.
From the beginning in 2008, the Virginia Air Show has worked to remember 9/11, promote aviation. and support our military veterans and those still serving. We are also continuing to support the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program and this year the Humane Society of Warren County. Located in the Shenandoah Valley the airport features picturesque 360 degree mountain views and easy access to nearby Front Royal, route 66, route 81, route 340/522 and many area attractions. Enjoy hiking, horseback riding, biking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and other outdoor sports and activities. Marvel at nature’s beauty from the Skyline drive to numerous caverns and mountain views. Experience valley wineries or numerous inns and unique restaurants, visit historical sites, or just kick back and relax.
Warren County is a Hub-N-Spoke for Luray Caverns, the Shenandoah National Park (Skyline Drive), Washington D.C., sesquicentennial Civil War activities and multiple battlefields including Cedar Creek, New Market, Antietam, and Gettysburg. Event is a must see for seniors, aviation enthusiasts, military, and car buffs, plus lovers of award winning food and wines served in scenic surroundings with fall foliage colors. Over 30 wineries and a distillery are within 30 minutes!
So, whether you fly-in or drive-in, there’s flight, food, and fun for the whole family!
NO: Pets, Alcohol, Coolers or Smoking permitted beyond gate entry