You don’t have to be a pilot to enjoy this event – this is your chance to get closer to the flying action! Just drive up and walk in – admission is free. Lots of airplanes to see both on the ground and in the air. Helicopter rides for those looking for a little adventure. Candy drop for kids under the age of 10. Food and drinks at the Squawk Box Café. World famous “Squawk the Duck” shirts! Come spend the day at the airport!
For pilots who choose to fly in, there is no registration fee or ramp fee. Grab a meal at the Squawk Box Cafe and then enjoy the fellowship of other pilots. As always, camping is allowed on the field with access to showers and restrooms. Several aviation vendors will be onsite, and there will Plane & Pilot Awards on Saturday. For those sticking around Saturday night there will be live music and games after dinner.
Originally a World War II Army airfield, Thomasville Regional Airport has a rich history. The airfield was an advanced fighter training field from 1942 – 1945. Planes such as the Bell P-39 Aircobra, the Curtis P-40 Warhawk and the North American P-51 Mustang were housed at the airfield. In the early 50s, Spence Field (near Moultrie, GA) and Moody Air Force Base (Valdosta, GA) used the airfield for take-off and landing practice.