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Come Celebrate the World of Flight at the Arlington Fly-In

This family-friendly community event offers up-close views of hot air balloons, biplanes, and other aerial craft— all in a festival setting.

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If you ever wanted to see the inside of a biplane or talk to the pilot of a plane she built with her own hands, you can get up close and personal with the flying machines that have captured your imagination since childhood at the annual Arlington Fly-in.

At the origin of the weekend-long celebration is the legacy of a shared love for the world of flight. Generations of aviation enthusiasts have traditionally congregated at the event since the summer of 1969, when the Arlington Airport was chosen as the place for people with home-built planes to come and celebrate their community together.

Now drawing nearly 60,000 people each year, the Fly-In is the third largest event of it’s kind in the United States and is as visually stimulating as it is awe-inspiring. With eye-turning RC exhibits, vintage aircraft from the golden age of aviation, and “warbirds” from the Second World War, there is a favorite for every admirer and a story behind every favorite.

Such strong bonds are formed at the Fly-In that the event is a natural choice for couples to exchange vows, giving birth to a new generation of participants.

Kids can go wild in bouncy houses, learn to fly a drone, or see the inside of a hot air balloon as it’s being inflated.


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The event couldn't take place without the help of volunteers so consider joining the crew. There's also pre-registration for camping and ticket sales.

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Arlington Fly-In

4700 188th ST NE
Arlington, WA 98223
(360) 435-5857

Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum

Paine Field
3407 109th Street SW
Everett, WA 98204
(206) 342-4242

Source: Barb Tolbert, Executive Director of Arlington Fly-in and Mayor of Arlington

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Shari Shephard