2018 Meriden Markham
Fly-In and Public Safety Festival
Saturday October 20, 2018
Rain Date - Saturday October 27, 2018
Event Day Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
FREE SHUTTLE BUSES
To the Fly-In hours 9:00a - 2:00p
From the Fly-In till closing (check with your driver)
Columbus Park Parking Lot, 200 Lewis Avenue
Across from the Fly-In main entrance
Download our Flyer and post it around your workplace
Our goal is to spotlight the Meriden Markham Municipal Airport and to
showcase aircraft and Public Safety providers, both local and State.
A local airport has the potential to impact the economic development
of a City. Meriden is on the verge of seeing the greatest improvements
it has ever known: from the new train station and transit-oriented district
to the daylighting of Harbor Brook and a new downtown ‘green’. Now is
the time to draw others in to see what Meriden is all about! Our airport
is a hidden 'gem' in our city – capable of helping to improve economic
growth and quality of life issues. Public safety is of utmost importance
to all our residents. We are proud to highlight these individuals. We are
looking forward to this educational and fun day for all.
PARTICIPANTS - EXHIBITS
Civil Air Patrol
Silver City Flying Club
E.A.A. Chapter 27 with RV12 Teen Build
Stratford Police Eagle I Search & Rescue Helicopter
Lifestar Air Medical Transport
CT National Guard
Show Planes and Aircraft Judging
Meriden Aviation Center
Meriden Police and EMT Explorers
Meriden Fire Department
South Meriden Volunteer Fire Department
Meriden Lions Club
Hunters Ambulance Service
Build Right Fly Right Hobbies
Meriden Search and Rescue
Meriden Police K9 Unit
Antique Police and Fire Vehicles
Remax Hot Tethered Air Balloon
AirOcean Helicopter Helicopter rides
Aircraft Arrivals and Judging
Police, Fire, Aviation, Ambulance Displays
The Convincer: Hands-on Seatbelt Demonstrations
Remax Hot Air Baloon (tethered rides)
Amber Alert Child Identification Sign Up (Police Command Center)
MAIN STAGE PERFORMERS
Special Appearance by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Higher Movement Dance Team
Karate Demonstration by Valentine
Singer Kevin Scarpati
Dave the Magician
Zumba with Joy
Roberta Fiore Vocalists Group
Airplane Judging Results and Trophy Presentations
SEMINAR SCHEDULE MMK FLY-IN & PUBLIC SAFETY FESTIVAL
TOPICS FOR EVERY AVIATION ENTHUSIAST - Pilots and Public are welcome
LOCATION: QUONSET HANGAR
10:30 - 11:30AM - FAA SAFETY TEAM WINGS CREDIT
Seminar “FLYING THE NY SFRA (Special Flight Rules Area)”
Description: Flying the NY SFRA is an effective way to transition the New York Metropolitan area and is also an awe-filled scenic flight. However, the risks are numerous and the flight could become awful rather than awe-filled. This seminar presents all the rules, hazards and risks, and then shows how to fly the route safely.
Learn all the important, as well as mandated, reporting points, the difference between “transient” and “local” altitudes, where and how the helicopters operate, the proper frequencies to use along with suggested proper phraseology. The knowledge gained from this seminar will allow you to fly the corridor safely and with reduced risk to all aircraft in the airspace.
12:00 - 1:30PM - FAA SAFETY TEAM WINGS CREDIT
Seminar “Flying Low and Slow Up the East Coast"
Topic: Flying Low and Slow Up the East Coast. The true story of flying a Piper Cub from Key West to New England and lessons learned.
Description: Cross-country flying is an amazing experience but it involves careful planning regarding the aircraft, weather, route, and pilot. Join CFI, tailwheel instructor, and FAASTeam Representative Jason T. Archer...to hear what it was like to fly 1600 miles in a 1941 Piper Cub from the Florida Keys to New England, in the middle of winter. As the adventure is told (including incredible aerial footage) we’ll look at the lessons learned in regards to making sure your aircraft is capable, long-range weather planning, fuel management, back to basics flight planning, navigation, and how to plan for and deal with the unexpected. Please join us for this unique and exciting presentation for pilots and non-pilots alike. Discover why the Piper Cub might just be the best cross-country flying machine ever made!
2:00 - 3:00PM
Seminar "So You Want To Learn How To Fly An Airplane!"
Presented by Meriden Aviation Services
Seminar on the requirements for getting your private pilot license. Learn about your training options, your FAA knowledge requirements. Flight lessons and ground school. The FAA checkride. Flying in the northeast with your license. Advanced training and ratings. Q+A ask our instructors your questions!
Vendors on display all day.
Wilma Petro - Airport Director