Rare Aircraft To Appear At Chatham Airport Open House Saturday

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

SNJ Texan, one of two rare World War II aircraft that will appear at the Chatham Airport open house Saturday.

CHATHAM – Chatham Municipal Airport is holding its fourth annual Open House on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 2p.m.
"Planes, Trains and Automobiles” is the theme of the event, which includes general aviation aircraft displays, working model railroad displays by Nauset Model Railroad Club, as well as antique and collectible cars from Model A Club of Cape Cod, Alfa Romeo club, and many local collectors.  Additionally, there will be RC aircraft by Discover Flying RC Club, Chatham Police, Chatham Fire, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, NESAS, Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, Mass Dept of Transportation Aviation, AOPA and more.

Airport operator Cape Cod Flying Circus announced a last-minute addition to the event: two World War II Warbirds, the Grumman TBM Avenger and SNJ/T6, supplied by the Commemorative Air Force and the Heritage Flight Foundation, will be in attendance, weather permitting. This is the first year that these rare treasures have been in attendance. Their arrival is estimated to be between 10 and 10:30 a.m.

Hangar B will be open regular hours, and picnic type food will be available for purchase from Larry's PX.  There will be a children's area with face painting and a fundraising drawing that includes many great prizes from local Chatham businesses including free biplane ride with breakfast for two at Hangar B. All proceeds for fundraiser benefit Women of Fishing Families and AngelFlight New England. This event is free of charge and family friendly. Contact Tim Howard 508-945-9000 with questions or visit www.chathamairport.com/ .