NEAAA annual fly-in held in Hastings for the first time

Around 30 planes were propped up on and near the airport runway. Planes ranged in the year they were built, the color and where they were flown out of.
Published: Aug. 27, 2022 at 11:18 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The 41st Annual Nebraska Chapter of the Antique Airplane Association fly-in was held in Hastings Saturday. It’s the first time the NEAAA hosted event was held in Hastings.

Dozens of people showed up to the Hastings Municipal Airport to check out the planes on display. Around 30 planes were propped up on and near the airport runway. Planes ranged in the year they were built, the color and where they were flown out of.

In addition to the planes, the public was invited to chow down on some burgers. The hamburger feed offered guests to the airport a bite to eat, but it was also a fundraiser for the NEAAA.

NEAAA President Todd Harder told Local4 News there was a lot of support during the event.

“We’ve had a lot of people from the area come out and eat lunch with us, help on the hamburger donations, that helps us quite a bit, fund things,” Harder said.

Harder had several planes on display himself. He noted, the oldest plane at the fly-in was from the year 1936.

A handful of planes from the 1930s are expected to depart from Hastings Tuesday as they begin their trek in the Blakesburg Bendix and Air King Charity Challenge.