Published: October 15, 2019
Hickory Regional Airport will host a Fall Wings & Wheels Fly-In on Saturday, November 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pilots, aviation enthusiasts, and the general public are invited to spend the day at the airport enjoying helicopter and aircraft flights from JAARS, workshops with the Federal Aviation Administration Safety Team (FAASTeam), a vintage car show, food trucks, and tours of the Hickory Aviation Museum.
Throughout the day, vendor booths and displays will be available from the Carolina Aviation Center, Hickory Aviation Museum, Hickory Hop, private pilot instructors, and Hickory Fire Department/ARFF.
Attendees can enjoy dining at the airport’s Crosswinds Café in the commercial terminal building, or at a number of local food trucks, including Taste of Culture, Street Sweets, Island Noodles, Fork It Up, Taproot Coffee, and Ben’s Famous Ice Cream.
“Hickory Regional Airport is excited to open its airfield and facilities to visiting pilots and aviation fans for what we hope becomes a fun annual event,” said Airport Director Terry Clark. “During the event, visiting pilots will be able to take advantage of self-serve fuel prices of $4.55 per gallon.”
The fly-in is presented by the City of Hickory and the Hickory Regional Airport, with support from sponsors. Special thanks to the Hickory Aviation Museum, Civil Air Patrol, Carolina Aviation Center, Crosswinds Café, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Hickory Hop, SALTAIR, JAARS, Flex Crew, and Corporate Aircraft and Pilot Services.
Admission to the Fall Wings & Wheels Fly-In is free. JAARS will offer helicopter rides for $30 and plane rides for $25.
Hickory Regional Airport, located at 3101 9th Avenue Drive NW in Hickory, is a general aviation airport owned and operated by the City of Hickory. For more information about Hickory Regional Airport or the Fall Wings & Wheels Fly-In, please visit https://www.hickorync.gov/content/airport or call (828) 323-7408.