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2015 Willits Airport Day & Heroes Fly-In

Sunday, Sept. 13; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Celebrate the Heroes of Mendocino County:

REACH Air Medical and all local emergency services.


Willits Airport Day

Come meet local heroes. A wide variety of emergency service providers plan to exhibit at Willits Airport Day & Heroes Fly-In this Sunday, September 13. Those expected 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 for their new 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 at 10 a.m. with a flag ceremony. Admission is free.



Willits Lions Club will sell hamburgers, hot dogs, sodas and other food and the Willits Senior Center will offer rootbeer floats. EAA Chapter 1027 will sell advance tickets for rides on next week's flights of an authentic WWII B-17 from the Ukiah Airport.



Pilots from throughout northern California have been invited to fly in to Willits Airport Day as well as to attend Roots of Motive Power Steam Festival. Dr. Karen Hernandez will be offering airplane rides over Little Lake Valley for a donation of $40 per person with opportunities to see bypass progress, the Roots Steam Festival, the new Howard Memorial Hospital, and other sites from an altitude of a thousand feet. Bring your cameras.


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 2015 Willits Airport Day & Heroes Fly-In is available by calling Airport Manager Dan Ramsey at 841-6252.


Exhibitor applications are available HERE, subject to approval by the Airport Manager and the City of Willits.


Additional news about Willits Airport Day & Heroes Fly-In is on our Ells Field in the News page.




Willits Airport Day

& Sixties Fly-In

 Celebrate the Sixties at Airport Day


Celebrate the 1960s at the Willits Airport Day & Sixties Fly-In Saturday, Sept. 13. Wear your bell-bottoms, tie-dies, and sandals and dance to rock n roll oldies as the airport hosts classic aircraft and cars to commemorate the airport's fiftieth anniversary.


Vintage and contemporary aircraft as well as classic cars from across northern California have been invited to the celebration, especially honoring cars and aircraft of the 1960s.

Take a helicopter or airplane ride over the valley to see Willits from the air including the 101 bypass under construction. Airplane rides will be offered at $35 a person and helicopter rides at $60 a person.

The Lions Club will sell hamburgers, hot dogs, and soda with the Willits Senior Center providing rootbeer floats. On-hand will be emergency service providers including the Brooktrails and Little Lake Fire Departments, REACH Air Medical helicopter, CHP aircraft, and others.

Willits Airport Day & Sixties Fly-In will open to visitors this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Willits Municipal Airport is located 4 miles north on Sherwood Road and one mile east on Poppy Drive. Exhibit space is still available by contacting Airport Manager Dan Ramsey at 841-6252. More information is available online at www.WillitsFlyIn.com or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information or an Exhibitor Application.


When Pigs Fly-In

 When Pigs Flew In

Twenty-one aircraft from around northern California and dozens of local aviation buffs attended Saturday, June 21's When Pigs Fly-In event at the Willits Airport. Food was provided by Taqueria Ramirez. Aircraft included classic Pipers and Cessnas as well as homebuilts featuring a Long E-Z, a Volksplane, and numerous Vans planes from the Bay area. Winner of the Stuffed Pig contest was Duane Sitter of Hayward, CA. His prize was a souvenir tee-shirt: I Pigged Out at When Pigs Fly-In!