Fly-in to support Down Syndrome

Over the past seven years, the Montgomery Aviation annual open house, fly-in has raised more than $90,000 for Down Syndrome Indiana. (Submitted photo)

Over the past seven years, the Montgomery Aviation annual open house, fly-in has raised more than $90,000 for Down Syndrome Indiana. (Submitted photo)

Montgomery Aviation, the fixed based operator at Indianapolis Executive Airport, 11329 E. Ind. 32, Zionsville, will support Down Syndrome Indiana by hosting the eighth annual Open House, Fly-In and Air Race from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 9.

Planned activities include T-6 Texan rides and flyover, Commemorative Air Force aircraft display, face painting, hot air balloon, bounce houses and kids zone, parachute jump, remote control airplanes, discovery flights and Civil Air Patrol airplane. This year’s event will combine with the Sport Air Racing League’s Indy Air Race, sponsored by Aerodine Composites. This is the fourth year that the Indy Air Race has been held at Indy Exec airport featuring aircraft of all types competing in a timed cross country trek around Central Indiana.

All proceeds from food and raffle ticket sales go to Down Syndrome Indiana in addition to generous contributions from the many corporate sponsors of the event. Over the past seven years, the event has raised more than $90,000 for Down Syndrome Indiana.

“We are excited to once again support Down Syndrome Indiana with this annual event and hope we can celebrate our 25th anniversary in business by raising a record $25,000 for DSI this year,” Montgomery Aviation owner Dan Montgomery stated. “We are also excited to be partnering with the Sport Air Racing League to host the Fourth Annual Indy Air Race. Combining these events allows the local community the opportunity to come out to their local airport, eat some great food, enjoy many family friendly activities, and experience aviation up close and personal.”

Admission, parking, and most activities are free while food, drinks, raffle tickets and some activities have nominal costs.

Tentative Schedule

7:30 to 10 a.m. – Pancake breakfast

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Vendors open

9:45 a.m. – Parachute jump and National Anthem

10 a.m. – Air Race begins

10:15 to 10:45 a.m. – Magic show

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Hot dog/hamburger/brat lunch

11 to 11:45 a.m. – Air Racers return

12:15 p.m. – Airplane candy drop

1 p.m. – Air Race awards ceremony

1:45 p.m. – Raffle drawing