Airplanes from across the nation to displayed at Hastings Airport

The public is invited to take part in the fly-in event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Published: Aug. 23, 2022 at 9:24 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The skies above Hastings will be booming with antique planes of all kinds this weekend. The Hastings Municipal Airport is playing host to the Nebraska Chapter of the Antique Airplane Association’s 41st Annual Fly-in Saturday. While the event has been going on through the summer, this one is expected to be have more planes on display than usual.

NEAAA members are expected to start off the weekend with events of their own going on Friday.

The public is invited to take part in the festivities on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coffee and rolls will be offered in the morning, as well as a hamburger feed in the afternoon.

Matt Kuhr, manager of Meyer’s Aerial Service at the Hastings Municipal Airport, told Local4 News they want the public to feel welcomed at the airport.

“Bring the kids out so they can see the planes, you know,” Kuhr said. “ I just want people and families, whatever, to come out and to see the old planes and see what we have going on. We want to welcome the Antique Airplane Association to Hastings.”

Proceeds from the fly-in are going to help pilots in their participation in the national Antique Airplane Association Blakesburg Bendix and Air King Challenge. Pilots take off from the Hastings Municipal Airport Tuesday to begin their trek to their final destination, Blakesburg, Iowa.