2005 Events

 

Open House


Robert Irwin’s T-34 in flight 
- based at Dry Creek Airport

click here for a flyer on the open house
On Saturday, November 5th, the Skinner Road Airport Community Association (SRACA) hosted its annual open house for the people in our community. This event gives our neighbors the opportunity to learn about aviation, the airport, and meet the people who fly and live here. 

Drinks and hot dogs were provided, the weather was just about perfect (although a little windy!) and we had record breaking crowds. Seemed like everyone turned out!  There were free airplane rides for children 8-17 (with parental signature) through the EAA Young Eagle Program plus many Static Displays with several warbirds to see.  

A record 53 Young Eagle flights were set for us!  A new addition this year was the stuffed animal drop for the younger children not eligible for airplane rides. A local helicopter took up a huge bag of stuffed animals and dropped them while the children scrambled to collect them. Very popular with the kids, it will undoubtedly become an regular part of our open house.


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Pink Flamingo Fly-in

On Saturday, April 2nd, one of our more 'colorful' residents hosted what we hope will become an annual event. The Pink Flamingo Fly-in.  So named because of several of the more immovable plastic ones have  taken up residence in his yard.  The weather turned out to be one of those days we can count on one hand here in south Texas, moderate temps, sunny, and clear smooth skys (no clouds, no haze, no turbulence!)  The turn out was fantastic, many nice planes, and the food and drink was good too!  All and all, a wonderful day at Dry Creek. Click on the  thumbnails below to see pictures

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