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
Beat the Street
Dave the Magician
Music by Roberta
Zumba with Joy
Tony and Nicole
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)”
Speaker: Doug Stewart
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 “TRIPLE TREE and FLORENCE"
Speaker: Graeme Smith
Description: Graeme Smith is in the habit of flying open ended cross country trips with a tent and sleeping bag. It’s not the final destination – it’s the adventures along the way – that make up the trip. Come see one such “adventure” to the Triple tree Fly-In in South Carolina and how the approach of Hurricane Florence meant that cutting and running early to stay ahead of the storm turned a 650 mile trip home into a 7 day slog under the constant threat of “Get-There-It-Is”..
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