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2015 Willits Airport Day & Heroes Fly-In

Sunday, Sept. 13; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Celebrate the Heroes of Mendocino County:

REACH Air Medical and all local emergency services.


AirplaneRidesWASaluting general aviation and the many local emergency services that keep our lives safer. Featuring REACH Air Medical Services Open House and Mendocino County Emergency Services exhibits. Airplane rides, food, fun and free admission! 


This year's Willits Airport Day & Heroes Fly-In will offer airplane rides flown by long-time professional pilot Dr. Karen Hernandez of Aviation Therapy. Dr. Hernandez holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate and a Flight Instructor endorsement with more than 7,500 hours flown. She flies her four-seat Cessna 172 taking three passengers for a safe and enjoyable ride around the Little Lake Valley for a donation of $40 per passenger. Her flights will view the new Howard Hospital, Willits bypass, downtown Willits, the Roots of Motive Power Steam Festival and other area sites. Bring your cameras.


The event and flights are scheduled for Sunday, September 13, at the Willits Municipal Airport. Airplane rides will begin about 10 a.m. with early tickets available for purchase beginning at 9:30 a.m. Willits Airport is located 4.8 miles north on Sherwood Road and one mile east on Poppy Drive. Additional information is available at WillitsFlyIn.com.


Exhibitor applications are available HERE, subject to approval by the Airport Manager and the City of Willits.




Willits Airport Day

& Sixties Fly-In

 Celebrate the Sixties at Airport Day


Celebrate the 1960s at the Willits Airport Day & Sixties Fly-In Saturday, Sept. 13. Wear your bell-bottoms, tie-dies, and sandals and dance to rock n roll oldies as the airport hosts classic aircraft and cars to commemorate the airport's fiftieth anniversary.


Vintage and contemporary aircraft as well as classic cars from across northern California have been invited to the celebration, especially honoring cars and aircraft of the 1960s.

Take a helicopter or airplane ride over the valley to see Willits from the air including the 101 bypass under construction. Airplane rides will be offered at $35 a person and helicopter rides at $60 a person.

The Lions Club will sell hamburgers, hot dogs, and soda with the Willits Senior Center providing rootbeer floats. On-hand will be emergency service providers including the Brooktrails and Little Lake Fire Departments, REACH Air Medical helicopter, CHP aircraft, and others.

Willits Airport Day & Sixties Fly-In will open to visitors this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Willits Municipal Airport is located 4 miles north on Sherwood Road and one mile east on Poppy Drive. Exhibit space is still available by contacting Airport Manager Dan Ramsey at 841-6252. More information is available online at www.WillitsFlyIn.com or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information or an Exhibitor Application.


When Pigs Fly-In

 When Pigs Flew In

Twenty-one aircraft from around northern California and dozens of local aviation buffs attended Saturday, June 21's When Pigs Fly-In event at the Willits Airport. Food was provided by Taqueria Ramirez. Aircraft included classic Pipers and Cessnas as well as homebuilts featuring a Long E-Z, a Volksplane, and numerous Vans planes from the Bay area. Winner of the Stuffed Pig contest was Duane Sitter of Hayward, CA. His prize was a souvenir tee-shirt: I Pigged Out at When Pigs Fly-In!