2016 Willits Airport Day
& Burger Fly-In
Sunday, Sept. 18
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free hamburgers for visiting pilots.
Welcome to the 24th annual Willits Airport Day, sponsored by the City of Willits to celebrate its popular community airport. Airplane and helicopter rides over the Little Lake Valley and 101 bypass will be sold and a variety of aircraft will be on display. Airplane ride tickets are $30 per seat and helicopter ride tickets are $50 per seat.
The Willits Lions Club will offer hamburgers, hot dogs, and sodas with free burgers for visiting pilots. (Sign in at the Pilot Registration booth.) The Willits Senior Center will sell root beer floats and water.
Expected exhibitors include REACH Air Medical Services, CALSTAR, CalFire, California Highway Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard, Willits-Brooktrails Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Mendocino County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team, Mendocino County Amateur Radio Communications Service, Brooktrails Fire Department, Little Lake Fire Department, Willits Police Department, National Weather Service and others. During the event, REACH employees will hold an open house at their medical services base at Willits Airport with guided tours of a state-of-the-art H135 helicopter and their office and staff quarters. Other services will offer displays, exhibits, and information booths. American Legion Post 174 color guard will open the celebration with a flag ceremony. Admission is free!
Willits Municipal Airport, owned and operated by the City of Willits, is located 4.8 miles northwest on Sherwood Road and 1 mile east on Poppy. Follow the AIRPORT signs. Additional information on the 2016 Willits Airport Day & Burger Fly-In is available by calling Airport Manager Dan Ramsey at (707) 841-6252.