Independence State Airport in Salem, Oregon will play host to the Bi-Plane Fly-In on Saturday, July 18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. What makes this story applicable to Living With Your Plane is the fact that Independence Airpark is co-located at Independence State Airport, and exists as a result of a thru-the-fence (TTF) agreement. Furthermore, there is a nice story in Salem’s newspaper, the Statesman Journal on the fly-in.
From the story…
“We try to promote aviation. Small planes aren’t just a bunch of rich guys,” Savage said. “We have people from all walks of life who are in this: educators, cops, nurses, retirees — I used to be a car company manager. We have every walk you can think of out here.”
Hosting an event at your airpark, and working hard to cultivate a relationship with the local media can go a long way toward changing the non-flying public’s perception of airplanes in general and airpark living specifically.