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Join Code 1 Aviation in Rockford, Illinois for the Midwest Warbird Fly-In. (As always, you might hear us refer to this fly-in as the “Glenn “Skids” Smith Fly-In” in memory of our dear friend Glenn, a great guy who truly loved flying, and loved sharing it with everyone around him.)
This popular spring event promises to be lots of fun. Register now! (See below.)
All warbird owners and their airplanes are encouraged to attend, with an emphasis on those who want to do some flying and some socializing in a great environment, and maybe make some new aviation friends. We will conduct at least 2-3 flying periods each day, and we'll present morning weather/safety briefings for all participants. Although this is not strictly a formation clinic, there may be opportunities for qualified FAST formation pilots to organize some formation flights, and we encourage you to bring your own backseat formation instructor to the event, if needed. We will have several quiet briefing rooms available for participants to use. Jets and recips alike are welcome!
Our local airspace is uncluttered and simple, and we'll provide local area maps and airspace de-confliction plans for those who want to fly. Several aviation photographers like to attend this event, so there may be photo opportunities. And, since Rockford is becoming a mecca for interesting warbirds, there might be some neat airplanes on the ramp to check out.
You'll also get to experience some great after-hours camaraderie, hangar-flying and entertainment. We're lining up a great guest speaker for the Saturday night dinner. More info to come.
Note: Plan to arrive on Thursday, May 30th if you can, because the action starts on Friday morning. Sunday will be a half-day, with one period of flying, and departures after lunch.
A nominal registration fee will cover lunches and dinners at the hangar, hotel transportation, and administrative costs. We are negotiating great rates at local hotels, as well as a substantial jet fuel discount. 
For more information, call Code 1 Aviation at 815-315-9715.
Get your 2019 warbird flying season off to a great start. Plan to join us in Rockford for a fun time!


Code 1 Aviation, Chicago/Rockford Airport (KRFD), Rockford, Illinois.

Hotel: Code 1 has reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Garden in Rockford at a special group discount. Contact Sue Curran with Code 1 at (815) 315-9715 to reserve your room.

Registration Fee: $140.00/person

Includes lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday, Code 1 ground support, transportation to and from your hotel, and a commemorative fly-in T-shirt.


Please call us at 815-315-9715 as soon as possible. We will take your name and contact information, aircraft information (type, N-number), arrival and departure dates, T-shirt size, hotel room reservation and payment method.

We will provide you with email updates about the event as the date gets closer. We look forward to seeing you!

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Thursday, May 30:

Fly-in attendees are encouraged to arrive Thursday evening. We host an informal dinner for the early arrivals.

Friday, May 31:

0830: Safety Briefing

0900-1200: 1st Flying Period
1200: Lunch
1300-1730: 2nd/3rd Flying Periods

1830: Dinner

Saturday, June 1:

0830: Safety Briefing
0900-1200: 1st Flying Period
1200: Lunch
1300-1730: 2nd/3rd Flying Period
1830: Dinner and guest speaker

Sunday, June 2:

0900: Safety Briefing
0930-1200: Flying Period
1200: Lunch
1230: Departures

Note: Because our facility is located in an Airport Operations Area (AOA), this event is not open to the general public. Thank you for your understanding. 

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