First Wing Jet Center (formerly Montgomery Aviation), the fixed base operator at Indianapolis Executive Airport in Zionsville, will host the 13th Annual Open House and Fly-In on Saturday, June 22.
For this year’s event, First Wing Jet Center has partnered with the Commemorative Air Force’s Wings Over Indy event. This will bring new and exciting aircraft for both rides and display, as well as other unique aviation elements to the continually growing event. Additionally, the schedule has been expanded with a pancake breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m., family-friendly events and activities from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and a new Hops ‘n Props Veterans Dinner from 5-8:30 p.m. (21 and over).
The event is FREE to attend. Some activities including food, airplane rides and the Hops ‘n Props dinner are available for a nominal fee. (See schedule of events below)
“We’re excited about the new partnership this year with Wings Over Indy and the Commemorative Air Force,” said Sean White, VP and General Manager of First Wing Jet Center. “This collaboration will enhance the experience for attendees, bringing more aircraft and aviation activities to the event — in addition to the family-friendly activities we’ve always included.”
Proceeds from the event benefit Down Syndrome Indiana (DSI). Since 2006, First Wing/Montgomery Aviation has raised more than $190,000 for DSI through the Open House and Fly-In. Proceeds from the Hops ‘n Props event will benefit the Commemorative Air Force.
“We look forward to hosting this event every year,” White said. “It’s important for our team to give back and make a positive impact on a great organization like DSI. We also enjoy sharing the excitement of aviation with the community. By opening our doors, we help our neighbors learn more about the airport and how it is a significant asset right in their backyard.”
Date: Saturday, June 22
Time: 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Indianapolis Executive Airport. 11329 East State Road 32, Zionsville, IN 46077
Schedule of Events (subject to change):
7:30 AM – Pancake Breakfast ($5)
9:00 AM – Kids Zone, raffle, airplane rides and other activities open
10:15 AM – Magic Show
11:00 AM – Food trucks open
12:00 PM – Sun King Beer Garden open (21 and over)
12:00 PM – Helicopter candy drop
2:00 PM – Princess show
3:00 PM – Raffle drawing
3:00 PM – Kids Zone closes
4:00 PM – Airplane rides continue
5:00 PM – “Hops ‘n Props” dinner and Sun King Beer Garden (21 and over, tickets required)
8:30 PM – Event concludes
Airplane rides may be purchased in advance or onsite on the day of the event. Rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit https://squareup.com/store/wings-over-indy-aircraft-rides/ to purchase a ride.
Tickets for Hops ‘n Props may be purchased in advance or onsite on the day of the event. Visit http://www.wingsoverindy.com/hops-n-props.html to purchase advance tickets.
To learn more, visit www.firstwing.com/flyin.
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
Perfectly positioned at the doorstep of Indianapolis’s north side in the heart of Indiana’s fastest-growing counties, Indianapolis Executive Airport serves as a transportation and economic gateway to the growing communities throughout Boone, Hamilton, and Northern Marion Counties. Supporting more than 1,000 jobs with an estimated economic impact exceeding $100M (Aviation Association of Indiana and Conexus Indiana, 2012), the Airport is Indiana’s ninth busiest airport (33,940 annual operations; INDOT, 2017) and fifth busiest in terms of business flights (17.2 daily; FAA, 2016). The Airport is owned and operated by Hamilton County.
About Commemorative Air Force
The Commemorative Air Force (CAF), headquartered in Dallas, TX, was founded to acquire, restore and preserve flying military aircraft. Obtaining a complete collection of combat aircraft which were flown by all military services of the United States, and selected aircraft of other nations, for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations of Americans. More than just a collection of airworthy warplanes from the past, the CAF’s fleet of historic aircraft, known as the CAF Ghost Squadron, recreate, remind and reinforce the lessons learned from the defining moments in American military aviation history.