Join the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce for a great networking opportunity at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport (DTMA) tonight, Tuesday, September 13th, from 5-7pm. The airport furnishes a number of resources to the community. On hand to explain their aviation business are companies that offer air charter passenger and air freight services include Travel Express Aviation, and Northwest Flyers Air Charter (represented by FunMeEvents). Business and general aviation aircraft sales, rentals, flight school and maintenance will include representatives from Fly America, Aerodrome Mechanics, WIN Aviation, Midwest Hanger, Eagle’s Nest, and NIU Group. Catering provided by HyVee.
DTMA has been an instrumental regional airport, including recent aircraft visits by executives from Frontier Communications, Hy-Vee, Next Era Energy, and a number of others. DTMA serves as the base for aviation training through courses available from Kishwaukee Education Consortium and Kishwaukee College. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to see what the airport provides, examine a variety of business and general aviation aircraft, and meet with the representatives that offer extensive aviation services to the DeKalb County region. The cold war era MIG 21 will also be on display! The After Hours will be held in the Main FBO building at 3232 Pleasant Street. Click here to visit the Airport’s website.
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DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport will hold the 1st Annual Biplane & Antique/Classic Fly-In & Drive-In from Wednesday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 6th. WWII-era biplanes and Stearman aircrafts are available for the public to see up close, take rides in, and even co-pilot. Get an up-close viewing of the World War II 1930 New Standard D-25 biplane, a PT-17 Boeing Stearman and other antique aircraft from 8am to 5pm Friday and Saturday, when visitors will have a chance to meet the pilots.
Airport visitors can take to the skies in some of the antique biplanes. The American Barnstormers Flying Circus will offer commercial pilots who will provide flights in vintage biplanes, such as the 1929 White New Standard D-25A biplane, which holds up to four passengers with the pilot – perfect for a family adventure. The cost is $60 for four passengers of any age. Flights will be offered daily this week, weather permitting, from 1 to 6pm Wednesday and from 10am to 6pm Thursday-Sunday. The DeKalb Aviation/Fly America and Midwest Flight Academy will offer an introductory aviation lesson for $45 for 20 minutes from a certified pilot.
A Fly-In/Drive-In Market will be held Saturday and Sunday. There will be Flour Bombing Contests, Daily Fly-outs and Vendors and Refreshments. On Sunday, a Pancake Breakfast will be sponsored by the local EAA Chapter from 7am-1pm. The public is invited to all events. For information, contact Tom Cleveland at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport at 815-748-2020.