Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 939 will host “Classic Memories,” an event combining cars, aircraft, and military memorabilia at the Cape Fear Regional Jetport on May 27, 2023. The gates open at 8:30 am.
The car show is open to all cars and trucks with registration 8:30 am – 11:30 am with a $15 per vehicle registration fee. Dash plaques to the first 75 vehicles and for the top 30 vehicles. Trophies will be awarded by decade class with special awards. Winners will be announced at 2 pm. No tents or canopies are permitted.
A classic 1928 Ford TriMotor will give 15 minute flights around the local area (weather permitting) from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Online registration is at www.flytheford.org until May 25, 2023. Tickets for adults registering online are $85. Youth under 18 years of age cost $65. Tickets will also be available at the event at $85 for EAA members, $95 for non-members. Youth tickets remain at $65 for those under 18.
There will be static aircraft displays with pilots on-hand to discuss their planes to the curious.
Historical military memorabilia will be exhibited during the event. EAA members will be there to explain the significance of the various items with interested attendees.
A pancake breakfast will be available from 8:30 am to 11:00 am for $6. Pancakes, sausage, coffee, and juice are on the menu.
11:30 am until 1:30 pm will feature lunch items for purchase, including hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, and chips.
The Cape Fear Regional Jetport is in Southport at 4015 Airport Road.