Friday, 23 August 2013 14:22

2nd Annual Warbird Weekend - A Great Success

Warbird Weekend, sponsored by Idaho County and area organizations and businesses - including Anderson Aeromotive, was developed to promote the county-operated airport for regional business development and as a gateway to the region's back country wilderness.  For this year’s event aircraft flew in from Idaho, Washington and Oregon: a 1927 Travel Air, four PT Military Stearman biplanes, the only existing Boeing 40 biplane, three North American trainers -- two T-6 aircraft and a 1943 AT-6D, a 1943 Fairchild PT-26, a Chinese Nanchang CJ-6, a Howard DGA-15P, and two from the Historic Flight Foundation (HFF) in Mukilteo, Wash.: a B-25D Mitchell bomber, and a Grumman F7F-3 Tigercat.

The two day event brings a unique opportunity to show case the Idaho County Airport and the economic potential the area holds.  Online and print advertising for the event reached over 97,000 people in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana and around the US - promoting the Idaho County Airport as a place to come visit and do business with.  The event began in 2012 with 4 planes and a crowd turnout estimated at 1,200-1,700.  In its second year, Warbird Weekend soared to 14 planes and an estimated crowd of 2,500-3,500.  "We had a great turnout from the public," said coordinator Melisa Bryant, economic development specialist for the Ida-Lew Economic Development Council. Pilots' comments about the event were highly positive with many indicating a desire to return for next year.

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for assistance please contact:

Ida-Lew Economic Development

 

Phone: 208.983.8302

Address:

300 W. Main St. Ste 201

Grangeville, ID 83530

info@ida-lew.org

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