Belfast Municipal Airport hosts second Annual Open House

Posted:  Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 9:00pm

BELFAST — The Belfast Municipal Airport held its second annual Open House and Fly-in September 17, drawing in dozens of planes and hundreds of spectators. 

The warm and sunny fall day served as a backdrop to the many planes, as well as a helicopter offering visitors short rides around the area. The sound of propellers was near-constant, with planes taking off and landing throughout. 

Hosted by the Belfast Chapter 1434 of the Experimental Aircraft Association, the event started at 7:30 am, with a pancake breakfast for those interested. 

The aircraft featured at the event wasn’t limited to privately owned or hand-crafted. 

Life Flight of Maine brought one of their planes and a helicopter to the event, allowing kids and adults alike a chance to see what it’s like on a Life Flight without requiring serious injury first.

The event served not only as a showcase to a wide variety of aircraft, but also as a reminder to the public that there is in fact a functioning airport in the area. 

Belfast Municipal Airport is located on Wright Brothers Drive. 

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