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Willits Fly-Ins

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!

 

The airport's next event will be Willits Airport Day & Sixties Fly-In on Saturday, Sept. 13, celebrating its 50th anniversary and will include airplane rides, classic cars, and local food and exhibits.

 

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2014

Willits Airport Day

& Sixties Fly-In

Announced

The 2014 Willits Airport Day & Sixties Fly-In is scheduled for Saturday, September 13, reports airport manager Dan Ramsey. "This year's event honors the half-century that Ells Field has served Willits, Brooktrails, and Mendocino County with transportation, recreational, and emergency services. Everyone should be proud of our community airport."

 

Last year's event included more than two dozen aircraft flying in from around northern California including a CHP airplane and helicopter, the REACH emergency helicopter, plus the Little Lake and Brooktrails departments. Food was provided by the local Lions Club and Boy Scout troup, Taqueria Ramirez, and others. More aircraft and vendors are expected to help celebrate the airport's 50th year. This year's celebration will include historic aircraft, classic cars, and Sixties music. Airplane and helicopter rides will be for sale again to view the valley and the 101 bypass construction. Contact the Willits Airport Manager, Dan Ramsey, at (707) 841-6252 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information or exhibitor applications.