New Carlisle, OH – October 2016 – Festival of Flight

The first Saturday in October found us in the small western Ohio town of New Carlisle, for their Festival of Flight. Unlike most events that feature airplanes that are held at airports, this one went down Main Street.

Before we made it to Main Street we did stop by the local airport where the planes were arriving and being parked in a field. Once it was time for the parade to start they hooked up the little airplanes (Cessna’s and the like) to vintage tractors and off they went.

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We had made our way into town in plenty of time to find a good spot, and waited for the parade. We walked up and down the street and checked out the booths, most of which told typical country fare, quilts, Nascar t shirts, and a Trump booth. Despite being totally out of place with the local crowd, the event itself was totally worth the trip. Eventually we found a shady spot, and set the chairs down.

The parade began with a few local politicians and the local high school marching band, before the real fun began with the airplanes rolling down Main Street.

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Many of the little planes wingspan came right over us on the edge of the sidewalk.

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There was even an ultralight

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The parade continued for 30 minutes with a number of planes making an appearance.

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Just to keep with things out of place there were a number of boats on trailers with people in them that went by.

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A flying pig???

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Since we caught the parade at the beginning, and it essentially circled the middle of the town we were able to move around the corner and see the parade come back…

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