Please be sure to read up on annual Ultralight flight pattern changes in the Notice to Airmen.
Fun Fly Zone & Ultralight Runway
The Fun Fly Zone is home to ultralights, light planes, powered parachutes and trikes, hot-air balloons, homebuilt rotorcraft, and light-sport aircraft (LSA). The area is best known for its 900-foot grass runway. adjacent to the Ultralight Barn.
Morning and evening flight operations have been a signature event and one of AirVenture’s best kept secrets at the Fun Fly Zone. Aviation enthusiasts can get up close to the many daily aircraft operations, including ultralight flying, powered parachutes, weight shift trikes, homebuilt helicopters, and gyroplanes demonstrating "low and slow" flying.
At 8 p.m., the Twilight Flight Fest begins, including the nighttime 3-D RC airplanes and 3-D RC helicopters.
Due to the popularity of Twilight Flight Fest, food and beverages will now be available in that area. As in the past EAA’s STOL Invitational will kick off the evening festivities, with a number of highly-modified bush aircraft showing off their impressive capabilities. The evening program will also often includes the powered paragliding Paradigm Aerobatic Team, the Patriot Parachute Team, and Red Bull Air Force skydivers.
Typically, AirVenture Ultralight activities run as follows, but please be sure to check the Official Visitors Guide or EAA Events Mobile App to confirm dates and times for individual events.