ASHEBORO — Retired members of the US Army’s elite Golden Knights will skydive during the NC Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame’s Annual Fly-in. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Asheboro Regional Airport, 2222 Pilots View Road.
The Golden Knights are scheduled to perform at about 1 p.m.
The featured aircraft this year is the P-51 Swamp Fox flown by RT Dickson. Also on hand will be a Swiss-made Pilatus P-3 military trainer as well as dozens of other aircraft, warbirds, home builds and antique cars. The NC Aviation Museum will be included in the price of admission.
Food vendors will be on-site during the day. Visitors will have the opportunity to walk the tarmac and check out the airplanes. Some of the planes will take off for demonstration flights and fly-overs.
According to Rudy Rich, NCAM member, the fly-in has been held since 1996. The museum was recognized by the state as the official NC Aviation Hall of Fame in 2001. A special aircraft is the Piper J-3 Flitfire flown by Orville Wright.
“We’re looking forward to good weather and a good event,” Rich said.
Admission is $10 with kids 10 and under free. World War II and Korean War veterans will also be admitted free. All other veterans will be given a discount.
If you really love airplanes, the NCAM is looking for volunteers for the event. They need help setting up on Friday, Sept. 29, miscellaneous duties the day of the fly-in and clean-up on Sunday, Oct. 1. If you can help for a few hours, you can send an email to email@example.com with your name, age, email address and date you’d like to work.