Another opportunity for aviation enthusiasts is going on this weekend.
The Back to Bartlesville Fly-In is today and tomorrow at Bartlesville Municipal Airport. The event will be open to the public from 8 until 5 today and tomorrow, with formation fly-overs all day, commemorative air force airplane rides available, aircraft on display and open hangars plus a World War Two veteran's display and WASP Exhibit. Tomorrow, the WWII Airborne Demonstration team will conduct parachute jumps from a C-49. Demonstration Team Member Kevin Conner says the group's goal is to keep the legacy of WWII veterans alive while teaching history to the next generation.
The team is based out of southern Oklahoma, and Conner says while there are other parachute teams out there, they have something that sets them apart.
In addition to the parachute demonstration, rides will be available on with the AT-G6 WASP squadron, PT-13 and PT-17 Stearman biplanes, and the Tulsa Warbirds will be performing fly-overs. Admission is $10 per carload at the Bartlesville Airport on the west side of town.