Every year on the 4th weekend in June, VAA Chapter 16 holds the annual Greater Kansas City Area Vintage Fly-in at Gardner Municipal Airport "The Best Little Airport in Kansas". Started in 2002, this event has become the largest vintage and antique airplane fly-in in the area. The 2007 Fly-In was written up in the Vintage Airplane magazine's March 2008 edition.
Come join us for a Good “old fashioned” fly-in.
Grass Strip, the smell of burgers, you know the rest!
Friday night: Early arrivals enjoy a potluck dinner and movies on the field
Saturday: Breakfast 8:00-10:00 (pilots flying in eat free)
Lunch available on field
Fly-market all day Saturday (lots of goodies) for sale, or click the flymarket link below to fill out the application and sell some your stuff!
(no fly-market in 2012 sorry)
Movies, refreshments, and our "Soon to be World-famous Shrimp Boil" Saturday night on the field
Lodging at the Super 8 Motel in Gardner (913) 856-8887
Camping available on field
Admission is a requested $5.00 donation
Kansas City Area Vintage Aircraft Fly-In
4th weekend in June
Municipal Airport K34
Click picture to go to AirNav K34
If you would like to sell some goodies in our Fly-Market, Please click the links to the right for the vendor packet, and info!
Want to sell in the Fly-Market?
Fly-In Air Traffic Procedures / Safety
Gardner Municipal airport (K34) is a public-use airport, and as such, we do not restrict any use of the airport by its flight school, or any other normal operations. Runways may be closed via NOTAM, so be sure to check all pertinent information before you attend. Traffic pattern is left hand and normally we use runway 17 for landing and takeoff, wind permitting. During the Fly-in, our safety officer monitors the CTAF 122.8 and gives airport advisories on this frequency. Once on the ground our ground handlers via 122.8 will direct you to the proper parking are for the event. We request that all participants use caution and keep your eyes outside the cockpit, as traffic can get very heavy during the Fly-in. All aircraft should be secured with tiedowns, we do not provide tiedowns so be sure to bring them!
Camping is available on the field, there is even a small playground area for the kids. However, there are no shower facilities, but the bathroom is open 24 hrs.
Hotels are available close by, and we have volunteers that will run you into town and back to the airport in the morning. Super 8 Motel in Gardner (913) 856-8887 is the closest to the field. If they are all booked, Olathe, KS is very close and has many hotels.
Yep, we always need more. Without volunteers we could not put on this event. It is work of course, but we have a good time, and do our best to make things go well. But remember....Murphy's law is real, and we're human! To sign up to volunteer click this link for the Volunteer page or email Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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