Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Great Air Show This Weekend at Bethel, Pennsylvania

Wings & Wheels Fly-In and Car Show

Hosted by the Golden Age Air Museum 

Grimes Airfield (8N1)
Bethel, PA
14–15 July 2018

Fokker Triplane

Here are some of the many events taking place at the show over the two days:

  • Weather permitting, there will be demo flights of four aircraft: Part Scale Rumpler C.V, Full Size Sopwith Pup, Original 1918 Curtiss Jenny, and a LeRhône rotary-powered Fokker triplane. Flights typically scheduled for the early afternoon.

Sopwith Pup

  • Two World War One Aviation Presentations both days:

Saturday Morning:  "World War One Aviation 101 " and short presentation marking the 100th Anniversary of Quentin Roosevelt's death (95th Aero Squadron pilot, shot down 14 July 1918)
—Mike O'Neal

Saturday Afternoon:  "The Impact of Aviation on the Great War"—Steve Suddaby

Sunday Morning:    "World War One Aviation 101 "—Mike O'Neal

Sunday Afternoon:  "The Forgotten History of WWI French Aerial Bombing"—Steve  Suddaby

U.S. Air Service Uniforms

  • Displays of original WW I aviation uniforms
  • Displays of WW1I memorabilia
  • Biplanes rides available all day on both days in a 1929 Waco GXE 
  • Saturday evening Big Band Concert and Swing Dance
  • And much more

Aviation Memorabilia

Admission $10 for adults, $5 for children 6–12, 
children under 6 free
Fees for Biplane Rides 
For more information: 
or call 717-933-9566

1 comment:

  1. I often have attended this event in prior years. It features fantastic flying and the Saturday evening swing band concert tops off an enjoyable day with WWII era music. Golden Age Air Museum also features many pre-WWII civilian aircraft, many of which are in flying condition. Take offs and landings occur on a grass strip. The museum has an authentic feel to it without the glitz one finds in a commercial tourist trap. I highly recommend both this event and the museum.