Our Fly-In was a hit with pilots flying to compete in the Spot Landing Competition from as far away as Alpine, Wyoming, and Nampa, Idaho. Over 40 years separated the oldest pilot from the youngest pilot. The oldest plane flown to the Fly-In was built during Word War II. The Buhl Rotary and B&L Meats both sold out breakfast and lunch. Local pilots made ten flights around the Magic Valley and gave the lucky winners of the Free Flight Raffle a gorgeous view of Shoshone Falls and the Snake River Canyon. Local Arts and Crafts were well represented by vendors from Wendell, Hagerman, Twin Falls, Buhl, and Jerome. We gathered almost 100 pounds of packaged food for the West End Ministerial Association's Emergency Food Pantry. Thank you to everyone who helped restock the shelves!
We already have ideas for the 2019 Buhl Fly-In, so watch for us.
Air Force recruiter TSgt. Brett Thomason brought a mini jet that proved to be very popular with the 5 - 55 year old crowd. Emma Armstrong test drove this model several times.
Pilots competed for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Spot Landing Competition trophies.
Wells Propane's Mike Eriksen took his turn treating winners of the free scenic flight raffle to a gorgeous view of Shoshone Falls and the Snake River Canyon in his 1955 Beechcraft F35.
Sponsors: Foothills Aviation, LLC, Thrivant Financial, Vear Necessities, Mountain Home Air Force Reserves, Ridley's Family Markets, Civil Air Patrol.