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Mojave Experimental Fly-in Set for April 20-21

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
April 6, 2018
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Mojave Experimental Fly-in. (Credit: Mojave Air and Space Port)

MOJAVE, Calif. (Mojave Air & Space Port PR) — The weekend of April 20-21, 2018 is going to be an exciting one! The Annual Mojave Experimental Fly-in event will be held at the Mojave Air and Space Port.

First up, on April 20th from 5pm to 11pm is the 4th Annual Indoor Freeflight Event which will be held at the Stuart O. Witt Event Center. There will be an indoor free–flight build and competition. All tickets include pizza, soda and iced tea. Advanced tickets are available until April 19th.

To pre-register and for more information, go to:

Then on Saturday, April 21st, the Mojave Transportation Museum will host the Mojave Experimental Fly-in at the Mojave Air and Space Port from 10 am to 2 pm.

There is no admission charge and free parking. In addition to the competition, there will be indoor RC flying at the Stuart O. Witt Event Center from noon until 5 pm.

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, William J. Norton will make a presentation titled, “American Flight Testing in WWII: More than You May Have Thought.” The free event will take place in the board room of the airport’s administration building.

Norton is a flight test engineer working in southern California. He has penned scores of technical papers, fourteen books, and a multitude of magazine articles. Norton is a civil pilot with numerous ratings, restored and operates a DHC-1 Chipmunk, and built a Rutan long-EZ. He holds a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering.