Celebrate a day of aviation history and support a great cause this Saturday at Hamilton-Owens Airport in Columbia!
The Experimental Aviation Association is hosting Aerofest 2018 in support of Camp Kemo. Guest will be able to see antique and warbird aircraft, vintage motorcycles, meet and greet the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Live PD team, and even sign up for a flight in the B-17 Flying Fortress “Madras Maiden.” There will also be a bounce house and other activities for children.
Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital’s Camp Kemo programs help families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer or blood disorders. Camp Kemo offers Summer camps, family and teen programs, and services that support children with cancer and their families through networking, advocacy, education and other resources.
The highlight of Saturday’s show surely will be the World War II era B-17 bomber “Madras Maiden,” flown in by the Liberty Foundation. This quad engine behemoth will be giving rides to foundation members for $410 and non-members for $450. If it’s been your dream to experience World War II aviation in a big way, you can’t beat this opportunity.
The Experimental Aviation Association is a community of passionate aviation enthusiasts that promote and support recreational flying. The EAA chapter based out of Hamilton-Owens field is passionate about it’s Young Eagles program that allows youth, ages 8-17, to experience the thrill of flight free of charge.
If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend, Aerofest 2018 is a no-brainer. Head over to Hamilton-Owens Airport at 1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd. in Columbia, this Saturday, October 20th from 10am – 4pm. Entry is $5 and children under 12 are free. All proceeds will benefit Camp Kemo.
We’ll see you there!
Historic and exterior footage courtesy: The Liberty Foundation