The Easton Airport Day event committee is pleased to announce Bluepoint Hospitality has returned as the presenting sponsor of the world-famous Rubber Chicken Drop Contest during Easton Airport Day on October 8, 2022.
The 13th annual Easton Airport Day, sponsored by Scott & Tracy Wagner, features rare and unique aircraft, military jets, planes, pilots, and airport equipment on display. All gates and ramps are open to the public at 10 a.m. with early bird access starting once all the planes have parked around 9:15 a.m. Dozens of “Warbirds” start their engines at 11:30 a.m. and take-off from the airport to perform mass formation flying in the skies above.
As the aircraft participating in mass formation returns around 12:30 p.m., they break off to take part in the Rubber Chicken Drop Contest. The challenge is a fun way for them to impress the crowd one last time. Planes roar down the runway and toss out a rubber chicken in an attempt to hit their target – the back of a pickup truck.
“The Rubber Chicken Drop Contest is so much fun and a highlight of Easton Airport Day,” Easton Airport Manager Micah Risher said. “Bluepoint Hospitality has returned to sponsor our quirky, fun competition and we are so happy to have their support.”
Pilots look forward to the challenge all year long. The closest chicken to the target truck wins. Some pilots even custom design their own “chicken launchers” for their aircraft in an attempt to gain an advantage. The task seems simple, but no pilot has ever been able to hit the bullseye.
A full schedule of activities for Easton Airport Day 2022 is available online at www.eastonairportday.com and QR codes will be posted at the event for guests to scan for the schedule and more details. The event is free to attend and there is no fee for parking. Food vendors will be onsite selling lunch, sweets, drinks, and tasty treats.
For more information about Easton Airport Day, visit www.eastonairportday.com and follow Easton Airport on Facebook @EastonAirport for event updates.
About Easton Airport Day: Easton Airport Day is a component fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation. Proceeds from donors and sponsors support the cost of the event with remaining funds supporting Aviation Career Education (ACE) programs – provide students the opportunity to explore careers in the aerospace industry, and provide resources and support to aid their vocational pursuit.
About Bluepoint Hospitality: Bluepoint Hospitality Group owns and operates boutique restaurants and businesses in Talbot County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Their team strives to create an atmosphere that is refined, yet never pretentious. They are committed to providing a remarkable experience for their guests- one that is executed with excellent service and the very finest cuisine.