Fly-In 2014 Menu
To purchase meal tickets, raffle tickets, t-shirts or pre-register for the fly-in, visit the left side of the home page under the 2014 Offerings and Pre-Registration Form links.
Plans are underway for the 2014 Independence Fly-In and Van's Homecoming, scheduled for August 15-17. Plan to come join us for a weekend of aviation camaraderie and fun.
Events of interest will include forums on photography, fiberglass, painting, safety and other topics of interest to pilots, a tour to Willamette Valley Vineyards on the art of wine making, tours to a local brewery, a car show, trips to the local quilt shops for the traveling companions,a Taxiway of Dreams, and a Ghost Walk of Historic Independence. We will also have raffles and silent auctions. Items for the raffle and silent auctions include $500 gift certificate toward an empannage kit from Van's RV, gift certificates from Aircraft Spruce, hand-built 16' strip canoes, folding bicycles, Lightspeed Zulu 2 headset, a flight to Minam Airport, wine and cheese baskets, and other special prizes.
There will be a factory tour of Van's Aircraft at 10:00 on Saturday the 16th.
Raffle tickets: All participants will receive one raffle ticket for registration. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased as follows: 10 for $5.00 or 30 for $10.00. Proceeds will benefit Youth Aviation Education Program Activities. Henry Bartle will coordinate raffle items. One ticket is free with pre-registration. All others may be purchased on-line or on-site. Please see registration page.
Meals available will be Friday BBQ Chicken Dinner and Saturday breakfast, hamburger lunch, and Prime Rib dinner. Friday night dinner will be $15.00, Saturday breakfast will be $5.00, Saturday lunch will be $5.00, Saturday Dinner will be $20.00. Dinners may be pre-purchased on the web. See the registration page. Breakfast and lunch may be purchased on site. There will be a no host bar available starting at 5:00 on Friday and Saturday nights with local wines and beers available. Breakfast will be 7:00-11:00, lunch will be 11:30-1:30, social hours will be 5:00-6:00, and dinners will be 6:00.
T-shirts are available for pre-purchase in short- and long-sleeve in your choice of colors. We are offering white, light blue, royal blue, and ash in short sleeve and white, royal blue and ash in long sleeve shirts this year. These are high quality pocket T shirts with the logo on the front and design on the back. They will be available for pickup at registration table when you arrive at the fly-in. These are available in sizes small to XXXXL.
Young Eagles on June 14th was a good success. We flew 70+ kids. The organization and flow of people was the best ever. Thanks to all the pilots and ground crew. I don’t know exact numbers but about 13 pilots participated and there must have been 35 ground volunteers including the CAP. Thanks to Debbie Origer, Margaret Cleveland, Judy Yerain and John Horn for organizing it all. We will do it again in September.