What: Nebraska State Fly In and Air Show
The Hastings Airport Association Inc., in partnership with the
Hastings Airport, & EAA Chapter 544, today announced the exciting performer lineup and planned events
for Fathers Day weekend. Headlined by the World War II B‐29 Superfortress “Doc”, one of only two B‐29
Superfortressess still airworthy in the world, the Nebraska State Fly In & Airshow promises to be a
celebration of aviation for all ages.
B‐29 Doc will arrive in Hastings, NE, on the evening of Thursday, June 17. On Friday, June 18 and Saturday,
June 19, B‐29 Doc will be on static display from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for ground and cockpit tours, as well as
merchandise sales. The cost for ground and cockpit tours is $10 per person or $20 per family. B‐29 Doc
Flight Experience Rides will be hosted on the morning of Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20. Tickets
can be purchased at www.b29doc.com/rides and on www.flyhastings.com.
Saturday Evening will feature a hangar dance in the historic brick hangar. Sponsored by HCAA, the hangar
dance begins at 8pm and will be played by Dizzy With A Dame, a jazz and swing band in the spirit of a
1940’s USO show. Tickets will be available at www.flyhastings.com starting in early May.
Sunday morning begins at 7:30am with the traditional Nebraska State Fly In Breakfast sponsored by
Hastings Kiwanis Club. The public may drive to or fly into the breakfast, pilots flying in eat free. Following
the breakfast a variety of aviation activities including viewing the fly in airplanes, military helicopters, B‐29
flights, tours of factory new aircraft, Kids Can Fly activities, Learn to Fly seminars, and more! A free will
donation will be collected for the Sunday events and a variety of food vendors will be on site.
The airshow is a tribute to Nebraska Aviator Harry Barr. The event kicks off at noon with a ping pong ball
drop for the kids followed by a patriotic parachute drop. At 12:30 the airshow begins and features eight
nationally acclaimed airshow performers raging from the T‐6 Radial Rumble to the Taylorcraft flying
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