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.


We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy