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City of Midland News Release

Posted on: August 17, 2023

[ARCHIVED] City of Midland Department of Airports will host Fly Into Fall 2023

Fly Into Fall- Square -NF

You are invited to Fly into Fall!

Midland, TX - Saturday, August 26, 2023, the City of Midland Department of Airports will host Fly Into Fall, a FREE education and interactive aviation experience for all ages. Food trucks, face painting, jumpers, exhibits, and more. 

9 AM – 2 PM at Midland Airpark, 901 Veterans Airpark Lane, Midland TX 79705. 

Event Schedule: 

  • 9:00 AM Fly Into Fall Gates Open 
  • 9:30 AM Grand Marshals Arrival - Member-Elect, State Board of Education Aaron Kinsey 
  • 10:00 AM Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Fly-in 
  • 10:15 AM Flying Tees – FREE T-Shirts (First Round) 
  • 10:30 AM Grand Marshal Aaron Kinsey: Speaker/Q&A on being an Air Force Pilot*  
  • 11:30 AM Former NASA Astronaut Gregory H. Johnson: Speaking/Q&A on being an Astronaut* 
  • 12:15 PM Flying Tees – FREE T-Shirts (Second Round) 
  • 12:30 PM Leah Robertson: Speaker/Q&A on being an Army Helicopter Pilot*  
  • 1:00 PM Brianna Ortiz: Speaker/Q&A on being a future Aerospace Engineer*
  • 1:30 PM CAF Fly-out 

Static Displays 9AM-2PM 

  • Aircraft & Helicopters from local pilots  
  • Hands-on Aircraft Displays 
  • DPS Plane/Helicopter 
  • CAF Aircraft 
  • Airport Fire Trucks 
  • Classic Cars 
  • modified Velocity SE airframe used for rocket racing  

Interactive Displays 9AM-2PM 

  • Discovery Flights from Floris Flight School (sign-up available every hour at event) 
  • Talk to the Tower in Air Traffic Control simulation 
  • Flight Simulators 
  • Preflight simulation complete with Preflight inspection and mock cockpit experience 
  • Basin PBS 
  • Higher Orbits 
  • Drone Obstacle Course 
  • Scout Aviation Helicopter Flight School

Educational Booths & Information 9AM-2PM 

  • Midland International Airport 
  • Basin Aviation 
  • Floris Flight Services 
  • Commemorative Air Force (CAF) 
  • Honor Flight 
  • Midland Development Corporation 
  • Commercial Pilots and Aerospace 
  • Civil Air Patrol 
  • Municipal Court 

Take Off at 7:50 AM for the 1-mile Run/Walk or 5k, Run for the Runway, sponsored by Midland Athletic Company. You can register at 8-26 | Run the Runway – Midland Athletic Company or get more run information at []

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