Forks Fly-In on weekend’s agenda

This weekend’s fly-in at the Forks Municipal Airport aims to provide fun the old-fashioned way.

“It’s just come and look and enjoy yourself, like they used to do in the old days,” said Forks Fly-In organizer Gary Jennings.

Jennings started the annual event 13 years ago and has watched it grow ever since.

It’s not just for planes, but also attracts classic cars, motorcycles, tractors, engines and anything else that people want to display.

This year’s fly-in will run from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the airport, on U.S. Highway 101 at the south edge of Forks.

Admission is free.

The Forks Lions Club will put on an annual salmon bake, serving up plates of food for a fee.

Activities will be set up for children.

Jennings said he expects anywhere from 60 to 100 planes to fly into the airport on Saturday, including a T-6 Texan advanced trainer and his own biplane.

“A lot of homebuilt planes show up,” he said.

The turnout all depends on the weather, he said.

Last year, 40 or 50 planes came to the event.

“We’ve had good weather, so maybe we’ll have a lot more this year,” Jennings said.

No air shows are planned because the airport is not big enough, he said.

The fly-in also draws antique and classic vehicles, and a group of old-time engines should be on display, Jennings said.

A burn-out contest for some of the cars will take place around 5 p.m.

People are welcome to bring their own planes, cars, tractors or anything else for display to the fly-in.

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