Easton Airport Day
October 14, 2023
JOIN US AT ESN ON OCTOBER 14!
Easton Airport will host the 14th annual Easton Airport Day, sponsored by Scott & Tracy Wagner, on Saturday, October 14. The annual event is a fun-filled gathering that offers a unique opportunity to visit the community airfield and see what flying is all about.
Formation flyovers highlight the event with the Warbirds of Easton Airport Day, Sponsored by Qlarant, flying patterns over the skies of Talbot County. The world-famous Rubber Chicken Drop Contest, sponsored by Bluepoint Hospitality, will return to delight the crowd as pilots attempt to hit the bed of a pickup truck while flying over the airport.
EASTON AIRPORT DAY EVENT SCHEDULE & MAP
Please note, gates will open once all planes have landed and engines shutdown. Weather and normal airport traffic may require schedule changes. We will attempt to update real time at the event.
9:15 AM – Gate Opens
Earlybird access to the Terminal Ramp, Qlarant Warbird Ramp, and ACE Tent, sponsored by Sundance Kitchen, Bath & Exteriors.
10:00 AM – Opening Ceremonies & National Anthem
Opening remarks from local airport management and distinguished guests. Presentation of colors and singing of the National Anthem.
10:15-11:00 AM – US Naval Academy Parachute Team
10:15 AM – EPD Unmanned Aircraft System Demonstration
11:30 PM – Warbird Ramp Cleared for Engines Start
Guests will be ushered to the Terminal Ramp
11:45 PM – Mass Formation Engines Start
12 PM – Mass Formation Take-off & Flyovers
12:30 PM – Rubber Chicken Drop Contest
Sponsored by Bluepoint Hospitality
2:00 PM – Aircraft Depart Easton Airport
AIRCRAFT DISPLAYS & ACTIVITIES
Rare and unique aircraft, military jets, airport equipment, and more will be on display during the event. Photo-ops will be available with chances for families to sit inside select aircraft and meet the pilots that fly them. Come see aerial demos, hands-on activities, and so much more! Click the images below for more information.
FORMATION FLYOVER FEATURING THE WARBIRDS OF EASTON AIRPORT DAY
For several years, members of the Red Star Pilots Association came to Easton Airport for their annual formation training. Their team of Yak Warbird aircraft made quite an impression in the skies over the town of Easton, and led many to believe the airport was having an airshow. It was decided that this training event could be a great day to invite the community out to enjoy the airport- Easton Airport Day was born.
The formation flyover remains the highlight of the event. With dozens of aircraft participating, it is now one of the largest formation flyovers in the U.S. Make sure to be at the airport before takeoff at noon to see the planes up-close on the Warbird Ramp, sponsored by Qlarant!
Planes will roar down the runway and toss out a rubber chicken in an attempt to hit the back of a pickup truck. Pilots look forward to this event all year. Some have even custom designed their own “chicken launchers” for their aircraft.
No one has ever been able to get a chicken in the back of the truck… yet. Could this be the year that happens?! Whoever lands closest to the truck wins the contest.
Many different types of airplanes will be flying in the Chicken Drop including: Yaks, RVs, T-6s and who knows what else. Pilots are in rare form and have been known to “cheat” with their chicken bombs.
Come see some fancy flying, all in good fun! We thank Bluepoint Hospitality for sponsoring the chicken drop.
AVIATION CAREER EDUCATION (ACE) TENT
Easton Airport’s Aviation Career Education (ACE) Committee is excited to present the “ACE Tent” to Easton Airport Day. The tent will house a variety of aviation flight schools, trainers, and pilots. Their goal will be to engage students and help them explore career pathways in aviation. Look for the ACE Tent on the terminal ramp amongst the static displays and other fun activities!
Easton Airport Day will feature a bunch of great food vendor options that we know our guests will enjoy. Below you can see who is participating. Click the logos to learn more about each vendor. You can also enjoy the great food at Sugar Buns Airport Café at EAD 2023 (and seven days a week) at the Easton Airport terminal!
Note: Please bring cash! Some of our vendors can accept credit cards but others may not. There is no ATM at the Easton Airport.
EASTON AIRPORT DAY SPONSORS
This event would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors! Thank you for helping Easton Airport create a great event for families and aviation enthusiasts.
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