Father's Day Weekend Fly-In Barbecue at Nashua Airport!

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Father's Day Weekend Fly-In Barbecue at Nashua Airport!

The public is welcome to inspect vintage aircraft, experience aerobatic flying via virtual reality, help build a plane and enjoy BBQ.

By The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire

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Date and time

Saturday, June 17 · 10am - 2pm EDT


Nashua Jet Aviation 83 Perimeter Road ## 1 Nashua, NH 03063

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About this event

  • 4 hours

The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire will hold its annual Father's Day Weekend Fly-In BBQ on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nashua's Boire Field.

The public is welcome to enjoy a BBQ buffet lunch and get a close look at visiting aircraft parked on the ramp.

Pilots are invited to fly in, with vintage airplanes and home-built aircraft especially welcome.

Tickets to the 'Father's Day Weekend Fly-In BBQ' $10 per person for admittance to the ramp, with kids 12 and under free.

The BBQ Fly-In takes place at the hangar of Nashua Jet Aviation, 83 Perimeter Road at Nashua Airport.

A barbecue buffet will be served at noon in the hangar. The meal includes salad, pasta, barbecued chicken, pulled pork, baked beans, desserts, and drinks.

The public is invited to attend the barbecue, held each year on Father's Day weekend to mark the approach of summer, which officially arrives the following Wednesday.

"Our 'Fly-In' barbecue is a great way for families to enjoy something together to celebrate Dad's special day," said Jeff Rapsis, executive director of the Aviation Museum of N.H.

Families can mingle with pilots and inspect the aircraft, giving young people a rare chance to see real airplanes up close.

Among the aircraft on display will be a two-seat RV-12iS light sport aircraft recently completed by high school students at the Manchester School of Technology. The airplane was built in partnership with volunteers and funding from the Aviation Museum and Tango Flight, a non-profit educational consultant.

Visitors will see components used in assembling a kit-based airplane, and can participate in a hands-on demonstration using tool to prepare metal components for riveting.

"People can try their hands at assembling a vertical stabilizer, which will help work up an appetite for the barbecue," Rapsis said.

The event will include the Aviation Museum's "Rob Holland Experience," a virtual reality exhibit that gives non-pilots a chance to fly with Nashua-based world aerobatics champion Rob Holland.

Using virtual reality goggles, participants can see what it's like to perform breath-taking flight maneuvers that have brought Holland multiple aerobatics championships around the world.

Those attending may buy tickets in advance online on Eventbrite or by calling the Aviation Museum at (603) 669-4877.

All proceeds of the fly-in barbecue benefit the non-profit Aviation Museum.

The Aviation Museum of N.H., based in the 1937 art deco passenger terminal at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, is dedicated to preserving the Granite State's rich aviation past, and also inspiring students today to become the aerospace pioneers of tomorrow.

Named "Best Place to Take Kids" in southern New Hampshire in the 2023 HippoPress Readers Poll, the Aviation Museum of N.H. was recently awarded the prestigious 'Non-Profit Impact Award' by the Center for N.H. Non-Profits.

The Aviation Museum of N.H. is a non-profit 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. For more information, visit www.aviationmuseumofnh.org or call (603) 669-4820.

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