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Fly Iowa 2011 lands in Newton for a day of Wings, Wheels, and Thrills

PlanesFly Iowa 2011 will land at the Newton Municipal Airport on Saturday, September 17 for a full day of excitement on the ground and in the skies over Newton.  The statewide aviation fair and air show is free and is designed to expose the public to the benefits and excitement of aviation in Iowa.   

The day will kick off with a public flight breakfast starting at 7:00 a.m. with the opening of Fly Iowa and a car show at 9:00 a.m.  The air show will begin at 1:00 p.m.  Aviation highlights throughout the day will include a B-52 flyover, P-51 Mustang performance, a full line up of aerobatic performances, skydivers, and wing walking.  Many types of aircraft will be on display including military, experimental, helicopters, business, training, and agricultural aircraft.  Displays, vendors, and kids activities will dot the grounds at the airport.

PlanesWith the Newton Municipal Airport adjacent to the Iowa Speedway, event organizers are teaming up with the Iowa Speedway to create a full day of activities with the theme “Wings, Wheels, and Thrills”. In addition to a full air show and numerous aircraft displays and activities at the airport, there will be a Show-n-Shine car show and Great American Stockcar Series race at the Iowa Speedway with a shuttle between the two facilities.

Fly Iowa is a traveling event hosted by one selected community throughout Iowa each year.  In addition to using the Fly Iowa brand and format, seed money is provided to the community to help fund the event.  Fly Iowa is a program of the Iowa Aviation Promotion Group and its supporting members that include Rockwell Collins, the Iowa Department of Transportation, the Des Moines International Airport, and the Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids.   Substantial support for the event is provided by the host community through partnerships with local government, businesses, and individual sponsors.

Additional information is available on the Fly Iowa 2011 Facebook page, at www.flyiowa.org, or by calling 641-485-7219 or 641-792-4000.

FLY IOWA 2011 Schedule of Events
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Ray Hill Memorial Flight Breakfast
($6 for adults, $4 for kids 12 and under, pilots in command eat free)

9:00 a.m.: Fly Iowa Gates Open (free)
(aircraft on display, vendors,  kids activities)

9:00 a.m.: Show-n-Shine Car Show at the Iowa Speedway (free)
(500 cars expected, shuttle provided between airport and Iowa Speedway)

10:00 a.m.: Wings Safety Program for Pilots (free)

1:00 p.m.: Air show (free)

5:00 p.m.: Great American Stockcar Series Race at Iowa Speedway (free)

Iowa DOT Office of Aviation | 800 Lincoln Way | Ames, IA 50010
515-239-1691 | Fax: 515-233-7983
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