Thursday, July 01, 2010

2010 Texada Island Airport Fly-In is July 25

Mark your calendars! The Texada Island (Gillies Bay) Airport Fly-In will be returning on Sunday, July 25, and yours truly, my husband Wayne, will be participating for the third year in a row. To start things off, he will be giving presentations as a part of the Aerospace Camp from July 21-24 for Powell River and Texada Island youths aged 10-18. Then, during the airshow on Sunday, he will have a book signing booth set up.

The fly-in will have lots of activities for pilots and non-pilots alike. Pilots can come and stay at the airport campground for a weekend of fun. Everyone is invited for the festivities on Sunday. Just looking at the planes and talking to the pilots is well worth a visit. With all the hard work by Doby and the other planning committee members, it's going to be another outstanding year!

On Saturday night, July 24, there's a Fly-in Fling at the Royal Canadian Legion. Then on Sunday morning, the gates open at 8:45 and a pancake breakfast will kick things off at 9:00 am. That will be followed by displays, presentations, live entertainment, games for kids and a lunch BBQ at 12:30. Bring a folding chair or grab a place on the grass for aerial demonstrations. The highlight of the afternoon will be the Fraser Blues Flight Team.

If you are flying in, please e-mail ahead to reserve one of the 70 available airplane parking or camping spots at For more details about the event and runway, click here. It's a bit early for details, so check back periodically. Wayne and I hope to see you there. -- Margy


  1. Only today I read this, but I bet you guys had lots of fun! Congrats for yours truly for his book presentation! I hope you post some photos to quench my curiosity about this event!
    Kisses from Nydia.

  2. That all sounds pretty exciting. Looking forward to hearing all about it.