Fly Into Fall

Fly into fall is a FREE education and interactive aviation experience for all ages hosted by the City of Midland Airports Department.

Saturday, August 27, 2022
9AM - 2PM
Midland Airpark - 901 Veterans Airpark Ln.

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Run for the Runway, sponsored by Midland Athletic Company MAC-RFR[1]

Take Off at 8 AM for the 1 mile Run/Walk or 5k. You can register at or get more run information at

Fly Into Fall gates open at 9 AM for a day of family fun! Food trucks, face painting, jumpers and so much more. Check out some of the activities below. While you're with us don't forget to grab our BINGO map of the event to win prizes.

Event Map:

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Event Schedule:

8:00 AM     Run for the Runway 1 Mile Fun Run & 5K 
(Race participants must sign up by visiting
9:00 AM     Fly Into Fall Gates Open
9:15 AM     Grand Marshals Arrival
10:00 AM   Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Fly-in
10:30 AM   Grand Marshal Congressman August Pfluger: Speaker/Q&A on being an Air Force Pilot* 
11:30 AM   Former NASA Astronaut, Don Thomas: Speaking/Q&A on being an Astronaut*
12:30 PM   Grand Marshal Aaron Kinsey: Speaker/Q&A on being an Air Force Pilot* 
1:30 PM     CAF Fly-out

Static Displays

  • Aircraft & Helicopters from local pilots 
  • Hands-on Aircraft Displays
  • DPS Plane/Helicopter
  • CAF Aircraft
  • Airport Fire Trucks
  • Classic Cars

Interactive Displays

  • Discovery Flights from Floris Flight School
  • Talk to the Tower in Air Traffic Control simulation
  • Flight Simulators
  • Pre-Flight simulation complete with Preflight inspection and mock cockpit experience
  • Higher Orbits
  • Drone Obstacle Course
  • Meet a Hero booth with former NASA Astronaut Don Thomas

Educational Booths & Information

Is a career in Aviation part of your future? Be sure to stop by one of our career booths to learn about the opportunities and training offered in our area!

  • Midland International Airport
  • Basin Aviation
  • Floris Flight Services
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA) 
  • Commemorative Air Force (CAF)
  • Honor Flight
  • MDC - Spaceport
  • Commercial Pilots and Aerospace
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Municipal Court

Meet our Grand Marshals

Congressman August Pfluger

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Congressman August Pfluger served in the United States Air Force as a decorated fighter pilot and commander, and continues to serve as a Colonel in the Air Force Reserves.

Member-Elect, State Board of Education Aaron Kinsey

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Midlander Aaron Kinsey is member-elect on the State Board of Education, and was a Captain in the United States Air Force.

Check out some of the helicopters and airplanes that will be at the event!

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Event Sponsors

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