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Summer Fly In and Expo still set for June in Opelousas

Posted at 10:57 AM, Apr 14, 2020

On Tuesday, the St. Landry Parish Airport announced that the 2nd Annual Summer Fly In & Vintage War bird Expo is still on schedule.

More aircrafts are expected to be added to the vintage war bird expo.

"When we first announced the event, we said we would have additional aircraft to announce and now we're ready." Airport Manager David Allen said.

According to a release, this year's event will feature the B-17 Bomber, the twin Beech C-45, a Stearman and the only flying SB2C Helldiver.

"This year's Fly In is shaping up to be a fantastic event. Now we have a premiere lineup of vintage aircraft with our main attraction being the B-17 bomber. Although our country and state is facing a tough battle right now with COVID-19, our hope is that we're coming through this shortly and we're preparing to make this event a big success for our community." David Allen said following the announcement of additional vintage aircraft.

The 2nd Annual Summer Fly In & Vintage War Bird Expo will be a 3 day event, Friday, June 26th - Sunday, June 28th.

Event Schedule
Friday, June 26th: 6PM - 10PM
Saturday, June 27th: 9AM - 3pm
Sunday, June 28th: 12pm - 5pm

The airport says they have partnered with the Commemorative Air Force Gulf Coast Wing to bring the aircraft in. Other aircraft will be on display and further details announced soon. The event will feature vintage aircraft, airplane rides, airplane tours, food trucks, classic cars, RC airplanes, live music and activities for the kids.

The expo will be held at 299 Hanger Rd, Opelousas, LA 70580

For more information visit the St. Landry’s Parish Airport Facebook page.