The combination of events creates a fun-filled community day at the airport suitable for all ages. All proceeds from the event benefit Down Syndrome Indiana (DSI). Since 2006, Montgomery Aviation has raised more than $150,000 for DSI through the Open House, Fly-in, and Air Race.
“The event has seen substantial growth over the last several years, with more than 4,000 attendees last year,” said Sean White, VP and General Manager, Montgomery Aviation. “This year, we are continuing to look for ways to expand the event and add to the displays, fly-bys, aircraft and helicopter rides, airplane candy drop, parachute jump, bounce houses, raffle and silent auction, and more. One of the exciting changes we’ve made is the addition of seven local food trucks. We used to cook a hot dog/hamburger lunch, but the event has gotten so big that we feel this change will better serve the crowd and offer numerous options for attendees.”
11th Annual Open House, Fly-In, and Air Race Supporting Down Syndrome Indiana
Saturday, August 5
7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Indianapolis Executive Airport
11329 East State Road 32, Zionsville, IN 46077
T-6 Texan rides and flyover
Huey Helicopter Rides
Local food trucks
Dozens of local vendors
Bounce houses and kids zone
Local police and fire
Commemorative Air Force (CAF) aircraft display
Civil Air Patrol (CAP) airplane
Airplane candy drop
“Spider Hero” super training
“Island Princess” singalong
All proceeds from the raffle ticket sales and pancake breakfast benefit DSI, along with the generous contributions from corporate sponsors of the event.
The lineup of food trucks includes:
Pierogi Love Indy
Johnson’s BBQ Shack
Lucky Louie’s Gourmet Hot Dogs
Tacos without Borders
The food trucks have also agreed to donate a percentage of the day’s proceeds to DSI.
Admission, parking, and most activities are FREE to everyone. Food, drinks, raffle tickets, and some activities are available for a nominal fee.
Tentative Schedule of Events (subject to change):
7:30 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast ($5)
9:00 a.m. - Vendor Booths Open
9:00 a.m. - Raffle Open
9:45 a.m. - Parachute Jump / National Anthem
10:00 a.m. - Air Race Start
11:00 a.m. – “Building a Better World” Magic Show by Daniel Lusk
11:00 a.m. – Food Trucks Open
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Candy Drop, Fly-bys, other Aviation Fun
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. – “Spider Hero” Super Training and “Island Princess” Singalong
1:00 p.m. - Air Race Awards
2:00 p.m. – Event Concludes
All Day - Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Police and Fire Demonstrations, Exhibitors, Huey Helicopter Rides, Cessna Rides, T6 Texan Rides, Commemorative Air Force Display and Rides, RC Airplanes, Civil Air Patrol, and much more!
To learn more, visit www.MontgomeryAviation.net/open-house-fly-in-air-race.
About Down Syndrome Indiana
Down Syndrome Indiana is a not-for-profit organization serving the needs of individuals with Down syndrome and their families. DSI is supported by a dedicated board of directors, a modest staff and many dedicated volunteers. The programs and services provided by Down Syndrome Indiana are supported by individual and corporate donations combined with annual fund raisers and special events.
About the Indy Air Race
The Sport Air Racing League exists to promote open course air racing for experimental and production aircraft. This is the 7th year for the Indy Air Race, held at Indianapolis Executive Airport (TYQ). Learn more at http://sportairrace.org/sarl/node/3023.
About Montgomery Aviation
Montgomery Aviation, LLC is the fixed based operator (FBO) at Indianapolis Executive Airport in Zionsville, as well as Frankfort Clinton County Airport in Frankfort, IN. Montgomery Aviation also operates a flight school, Montgomery Flight Training, and an FAA registered maintenance shop and repair station. Montgomery Aviation, LLC is owned and operated by Eagle Creek Aviation Services based at Eagle Creek Airpark. Learn more at www.montgomeryaviation.net or follow us on Facebook or Twitter at @IndyExec_FBO.
About Indianapolis Executive Airport
Indianapolis Executive Airport, located near the intersection of SR32 and SR421 on the border of Hamilton and Boone counties, is designated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a regional airport and is part of the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS). Indy Exec is one of the region’s most active general aviation airports, supporting businesses and industry in communities across Hamilton, Boone, and Marion counties. A recent study showed that Indy Exec supports nearly 2,400 jobs in the region and has an annual economic impact on the region of over $430 million. The airport is governed by the Hamilton County Airport Authority.