Mark your calendars for the third annual Fly-in and formation training event in support of the Pell City Airport’s Aviation Career Day and Open House (KPLR) on 4 October 2023. The 4 day event is designed to get formation training and promote the many aspects and rewards of pursuing an aviation career to our local youth. We have seminars with presentations from Military Pilots, Airline Pilots, Corporate Pilots, ATC, FAA, Maintenance Professionals and Aviation Managers.
The Fly-in is planned for the 6-8 October 2023 weekend with fun flying over beautiful Lake Logan Martin in central Alabama just east of Birmingham with formation training available starting Wednesday October 4th - 6th. The weather is very nice this time of the year. Our goal is to keep this a major east coast Formation/Warbird annual event. This will be our third year to incorporate warbird flying into the schedule. We will not have a wavier but most of the local pilots will avoid flying that weekend to support our operation. We will issue a NOTAM advising a high volume of formation flying at the airport. On Saturday, 6 October at 12:00 – 13:00 we will showcase the event with a formation flyby program. Pell City / St Clair County KPLR is a great venue. Last year’s event was a great success and the local social media exploded with positive commentary as most had never seen any warbird formation flying.
We have great sponsorship and support and there will be no landing fee again this year. The local management is doing everything it can to support the warbird pilots who attend and want to ensure they come back every year! We have arranged the following:
We have arranged discounted fuel, rental cars (which will be delivered to our Ops Hanger) and discounted hotel rooms for the weekend. (10 min from airport) We are requesting that you provide us with your intent to attend as soon as possible so we can make sure we have enough food and drink for everyone. To sign up register here or contact David “R+10” Rothenanger at 317-201-0010 and/or DavidRothenanger@aol.com. For rental cars and hotel rooms contact them directly to make your reservations.
Hotel: A block of 10 room has been reserved at the Hampton Inn Pell City, AL
Negotiated room rate is $109.00 per night.
You must call to reserve under this rate, just say "Warbird Fly-in":
Hampton Inn Pell City
220 Vaughan Lane
Pell City, AL
Rental Cars: A limited number of rental cars (10) are available through Enterprise. You must call the local office directly to assure your car is delivered to the ramp. To do so call 205-338-8045 and press the "*" key from the voice menu to be directed to the local office. Let them know you are with the "Warbird Fly-in"
Enterprise Rent A Car
606 Martin St S.
Pell City, AL
Ph: 205-338-8045 / press * from main menu