First Wing Jet Center (formerly Montgomery Aviation), the fixed based operator at Indianapolis Executive Airport in Zionsville, will host the 12thAnnual Open House and Fly-In on Saturday, August 4 from 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The combination of events creates a fun-filled community day at the airport suitable for all ages. All proceeds from the event benefit Down Syndrome Indiana (DSI). Since 2006, First Wing/Montgomery Aviation has raised more than $165,000 for DSI through the Open House and Fly-In.
“The event has seen substantial growth over the last several years, with more than 5,000 attendees last year,” said Sean White, VP and General Manager, First Wing Jet Center. “This year, we are continuing to look for ways to expand the event and add to the displays, fly-bys, aircraft and helicopter rides, helicopter candy drop, parachute jump, bounce houses, food trucks, raffle and silent auction, and more. One of the exciting changes we made last year is the addition of several local food trucks. Families loved the opportunity to have lunch at the airport in the middle of all the aviation-related activities.”
12th Annual Open House and Fly-In Supporting Down Syndrome Indiana
Saturday, August 4
7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Indianapolis Executive Airport
11329 East State Road 32, Zionsville, IN 46077
|T-6 Texan rides and flyover||Commemorative Air Force (CAF) aircraft display|
|Huey Helicopter Rides||Civil Air Patrol (CAP) airplane|
|Magic show||Airplane candy drop|
|Pancake breakfast||Superhero training|
|Local food trucks||Princess singalong|
|Dozens of local vendors||Face painting|
|Bounce houses and kids zone||Parachute jump|
|Local police and fire||Raffle|
|Remote control airplanes||Flight School “Discovery” flights|
All proceeds from the raffle ticket sales and pancake breakfast benefit DSI, along with the generous contributions from corporate sponsors of the event.
The lineup of food trucks includes:
- Dashboard Diner
- Pierogi Love Indy
- Serendipity Trailer
- Lucky Louie’s Gourmet Hot Dogs
- Tacos without Borders
- Gigi’s Cupcakes
The food trucks have also agreed to donate a percentage of the day’s proceeds to DSI.
Admission, parking, and most activities are FREE to everyone. Food, drinks, raffle tickets, and some activities are available for a nominal fee.
Tentative Schedule of Events (subject to change):
7:30 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast ($5)
9:00 a.m. – Vendor Booths Open
9:00 a.m. – Raffle Open
9:00 a.m. – Kids Zone Open
9:00 a.m. – Parachute Jump / National Anthem
10:00 a.m. – Food Trucks Open
11:00 a.m. – Magic Show by Daniel Lusk
12:00 p.m. – Candy Drop
1:00 p.m. – Princess and Superhero performances
2:00 p.m. – Event Concludes
All Day – Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Police and Fire Demonstrations, Exhibitors, Huey Helicopter Rides, Cessna Rides, T6 Texan Rides, Commemorative Air Force Display and Rides, RC Airplanes, Civil Air Patrol, and much more!
To learn more, visit https://www.firstwing.com/events/12th-annual-open-house-fly-in-air-race/.
About Down Syndrome Indiana
Down Syndrome Indiana is a not-for-profit organization serving the needs of individuals with Down syndrome and their families. DSI is supported by a dedicated board of directors, a modest staff and many dedicated volunteers. The programs and services provided by Down Syndrome Indiana are supported by individual and corporate donations combined with annual fund raisers and special events.
About First Wing Jet Center
First Wing Jet Center (formerly Montgomery Aviation, LLC) is the fixed based operator (FBO) at Indianapolis Executive Airport in Zionsville, as well as Frankfort Clinton County Airport in Frankfort, IN. First Wing Jet Center also operates a flight school, First Wing Flight, and an FAA registered maintenance shop and repair station. First Wing is owned and operated by Eagle Creek Aviation Services based at Eagle Creek Airport. Learn more at https://www.firstwing.com/ or follow us on Facebook or Twitter at @IndyExec_FBO.
About Indianapolis Executive Airport
Indianapolis Executive Airport, located near the intersection of SR32 and SR421 on the border of Hamilton and Boone counties, is designated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a regional airport and is part of the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS). Indy Exec is one of the region’s most active general aviation airports, supporting businesses and industry in communities across Hamilton, Boone, and Marion counties. A recent study showed that Indy Exec supports nearly 2,400 jobs in the region and has an annual economic impact on the region of over $430 million. The airport is governed by the Hamilton County Airport Authority.