LOCK HAVEN — Attention Lock Haven…
The 36th annual Sentimental Journey to Cub Haven air travel takes place next week, Tuesday, June 21 through Saturday, June 25, and there’s a variety of things to look forward to.
This year’s event is expected to attract approximately 350 aircraft flown by pilots from across the country. Forums will be held, corn will be boiled, music will be played for all who wish to attend and entry will be free all day Saturday – so come along!
The Poker Run and Lycoming Engines tours will take place on Thursday June 23rd. Pre-registration for the Lycoming Engines Tour will take place at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 22, at transport. Pre-registration for the Poker Run tour will be available all day Tuesday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 22 at Camp FUBAR.
Both tours take place on Thursday, June 23.
The event is also thrilled to host the Greg Koontz and Alabama Boys Thrilling Air Show, an adventurous addition to the Fly-In that everyone is looking forward to.
Here is a brief overview of the Fly-In activity schedule:
— Tuesday, June 21: Registration gates and indoor and outdoor vending machines open at 9 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Admission becomes free and corn boiling begins. Ending the evening at 7 p.m., the musical artists, Rockin’ Rockers, will play until 10 p.m.
— Wednesday, June 22: Registration gates and indoor and outdoor vending machines open at 9 a.m. The first will be moderated by Dr. Paul Shuch titled, “Ground reference maneuvers.” The second will be moderated by Paul Babcock titled, “Classic Piper fender repair.” At 1 p.m., attendees can choose to attend the Greg Koontz Thrilling Air Antics Show, a forum moderated by Jim Dyer titled, “Help support the classics” or they can choose to check both. At 2 p.m., located at the pavilion, crafts for children will take place. A forum is also planned at 2 p.m. moderated by John Hoffman entitled, “Meet the Cub Club.” At 5 p.m., admission becomes free and the corn broth begins. At 7 p.m., musical hosts Kristi Jean and Her Ne’er-Do-Wells will perform to close the second night of the event.
— Thursday, June 23: Departure for the Lycoming Tour will be at 8:45 a.m. Registration gates and indoor and outdoor vending machines will open at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m. the Poker Run Fly-Out will depart and a forum moderated by Dr. Paul Shuch titled, “The Riddle of the Crosswind” will take place. At 11 a.m. there will be a forum moderated by Paul Babcock titled, “Getting FAA field approvals.” A Kiwanis and Rotary meeting and lunch at the Piper Aviation Museum will be held at noon with guest speaker Tim Chopp. After lunch, at 1 p.m., Greg Koontz and the Alabama Boys will win again. There will also be a forum held at 1 p.m. moderated by Don Wade titled, “C-85 Stoker Engine and Finishing Techniques for Metal and Fabric.” The children’s crafts will take place again at 2 p.m. at the pavilion. There will be an additional forum hosted at 2 p.m. hosted by Clyde Smith Jr. titled, “The History of the PA-18, L-4, L-18 and L-21.” At 3:00 p.m. there will be an on-site landing briefing at the tower followed by an on-site landing contest at 3:30 p.m. At 5:00 p.m. admission becomes free and the bubbling corn begins. Ending Thursday night at 7 p.m., musical artists, The Lindy Sisters, will perform.
— Friday, June 24: Registration gates and indoor and outdoor vending machines will open at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m., a forum moderated by Dr. Paul Shuch titled, “Talk to the Tower” will take place. Registration for the aviation items auction will take place at the pavilion at approximately 11:00 a.m. At 11:30 a.m., the auction will begin at the pavilion. At noon, Greg Koontz and the Alabama Boys Thrilling Air Show will perform for the last time. At 1 p.m., registration will take place for the Bomb Drop. The children’s crafts will once again take place at 2 p.m. at the pavilion. At the same time, the last forum of the day will take place moderated by Clyde Smith Jr. titled, “Restoration of bagpipe players in fabric”. The bomb drop is expected to take place at 3 p.m. Friday. At 4:30 p.m., the golf ball release will take place. At 5 p.m., admission becomes free and the corn broth begins. At 7 p.m., musical entertainment provided by Western Range will close the evening.
— Saturday, June 25: On the last day of the Fly-In event, registration gates and indoor and outdoor vending machines will open at 9 a.m. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Young Eagles airplane rides will take place for children ages 8 to 17. At 10 a.m. there will also be another forum moderated by Dr. Paul Shuch titled, “Become an IACRbat!” At 4:00 p.m. Gary’s Cub Pub opens and at 5:00 p.m. the awards banquet featuring keynote speaker, Tim Chopp, and musical performer, Phil Reeder, will be held in the Vendor’s Blue Building.
Sentimental Journey Executive Coordinator Kim Garlick says the event is a “Family oriented, popular, Fly-In that brings a lot of people together.” The team hopes to see many of you there!
If you would like to attend a forum this year, all forums will be held in the first floor conference room of the Piper Museum.
For a more detailed Fly-In program, membership form requests and additional Fly-In event information, please visit the Sentimental Journey website.