Fly-in to raise funds Aug. 1


By Michelle Williams

People who own sports cars and motorcycles often drive them around for fun — and so do people who own small aircraft. On Aug. 1, Montgomery Aviation is hosting a fly in and open house at Indianapolis Executive Airport, where pilots can choose as a destination for a recreational stop.

The day will be filled with fun activities for pilots and the community alike, but this year is also the 9th year that Montgomery Aviation is hosting the event to benefit the Down Syndrome Indiana organization. Last year, Montgomery Aviation attracted over 2,200 community members and raised over $20,000 for the cause. This year, they aim to raise that aggressive amount once again.

The community is invited to come and enjoy festival activities like bounce houses, face-painting, magic shows, and balloon animals. In addition, proceeds from a pancake breakfast and hot dog lunch will support the cause. Huey helicopter and airplane rides will be available for all ages starting as low as $20 per person.



There will also be the traditional air race.

“They are usually some interestingly designed and painted airplanes,” said Sean White, director of marketing and business development for Montgomery Aviation.

“Often people don’t just stop and come through the gates and check us out. So we like to give them that opportunity each year to come see what the airport looks like, what happens here and what aviation’s all about,” he said. He stated that the community is welcome to visit anytime, even just to have a picnic lunch on the lawn to watch planes as they come and go.

The annual event is one of the biggest fundraisers for Down Syndrome Indiana.

Individuals or corporate sponsors wishing to support the cause should visit or contact Sean White at


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