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
for more information or an Exhibitor Application.
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!