One of the most interesting and unique neighborhoods in Lake Norman is the Lake Norman AirPark where single family homes don’t have just a garage for their cars. Homes have a hanger for their own planes and a runway is part of the community amenities! This certainly is nirvana for an avid pilot. Imagine walking out the door, hopping in your plane and taking off without even getting in your car!
The pilots of Charlotte EAA Chapter 309 hold their Annual Lake Norman Spring Fly-In at the Lake Norman Airpark which is coming up on May 2nd from 10:00am – 3:00pm. This event is designed to be a family affair for the public and all aircraft are welcome as well. What an incredible opportunity to mingle with the pilots, get up close to such a variety of planes and even take a ride in one. They usually attract about 60 aircraft, which are both home-built or certified.
As Chuck Porter wrote in his blog: “The smell of hamburgers and hot dogs, a clear blue sky dotted with planes in the air and rows of aircraft spanning from the early days of aviation to the engineering marvels of today. Kids wide-eyed with anticipation of taking flight and builders bursting with pride on their just finished “creations”. This is an EAA Fly-In. This is grassroots aviation and your chance to enjoy it.!”
There is no admission fee but they will be charging a “nominal fee” for lunch.
The Lake Norman Airpark is located in Mooresville on Perth Road just north of Hwy 150 on the left. For more information contact Ronald P Murray. Phone: 704.663.5521