Pilots from throughout the Northwest are invited to flock to the Willapa Harbor Airport in Raymond, Washington, for the 50th annual Oyster Feed Fly-In sponsored by the Willapa Harbor Pilots Association – EAA Chapter 1528 on Saturday, August 9. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Previous fly-ins have attracted pilots from throughout Washington state, California, Nevada, and Canada. The hungry pilots typically consume their fill of fresh, succulent Willapa Bay oysters while swapping tales, showing off their proud flying machines, and enjoying a special brand of camaraderie unique to aviation buffs.
Past fly-ins have brought to the Raymond airport exotic vintage aircraft as well as modern aircraft, with homebuilt models always the favorites. Popular planes at past fly-ins included a pair of Nanchang CJ-6s, Russian-designed trainers built in China for fledgling pilots prior to advancing to high-performance fighter jets.
The oysters are expertly prepared by a professional chef from a makeshift kitchen, and long rows of tables and chairs are set up in the large airplane hangar.
For more information, contact Dave Gauger by calling 360-942-3560 or via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.