Aviators Rendezvous 2019 at the Davidson County Airport
“Something For Everyone”
Lexington, NC April 21st 2019 – Cross Monty Entertainment is proud to present the Aviators Rendezvous 2019, Davidson County Airport’s largest event ever. Join us on May 4th & 5th 2019 at the Davidson County Airport for 5 big events rolled into one. A food festival with 20 different food vendors, a craft beer festival, a music festival with local bands playing all day and into the night, a car show with classic and exotic cars, a vendor fair with over 40 vendors and a fly-in event with aircraft on display and airplane rides. There’s bouncy houses for the kids and even a real-life blacksmith. There will be a special 6 aircraft aerial demonstration by The Bandit Flight Team at 1pm on Sunday. There truly is “Something For Everyone”.
This event is completely open to the public and supports drive-in and fly-in attendees. Tickets are available online for $5 in advance or $10 at the gate. There is a special aviators pancake breakfast open to the public on Sunday May 5th at 8am with a full breakfast costing only $7. All proceeds from the breakfast benefit the Aviation Explorers Post, a non-profit organization
promoting involvement in aviation to today’s youth. Visit www.AviatorsRendezvous.com to purchase tickets.
The Aviators Rendezvous is also hosting a very special guest that is sure to draw attention from
throughout the region. The Liberty Foundation will debut its most recently restored aircraft, a C-47 named the Greenland Gopher. The general public and media are encouraged to come visit and
fly in this historic D-Day and Operation Market Garden veteran.
Throughout the weekend, the Liberty Foundation will be offering flight experiences in this
historic airplane. Flight experiences will be available for purchase during both days of the event.
The 20-30 minute experience can be purchased for $95.
This specific C-47 was manufactured in 1943 in Oklahoma City, OK for the Army Air Corps.
After being delivered to the Army Air Corps it was lend-leased to the Royal Air Force and would
go on to drop paratroopers on D-Day and participate in Operation Market Garden. In 1989, the
aircraft was purchased by the current owner, Don Brooks of Brooks Aviation, Inc. It was painted
in the markings of the Greenland Expedition Society, outfitted with skis, and used in the
recovery of a P-38 Lightning that would later become known as Glacier Girl. In 1994, Don
Brooks refinished his C-47 in its wartime colors and flew it to Normandy for the 50th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion.
The Greenland Gopher isn’t the only aircraft offering rides, Blue Sky Aviation is also offering introductory flights all day in its Cessna 172 for as little as $25.
The Aviators Rendezvous 2019 is not only an all-weekend festival full of fun, it’s a great opportunity for anyone interested in becoming a pilot or beginning a career in aviation. Flight schools and local organizations will be on hand to provide information on how to begin.
Gates open at 10am on both days, music starts at noon. The event ends at 9pm on Saturday and 6pm on Sunday. The Aviators Rendezvous 2019 is NOT an airshow as the government shutdown interrupted the FAA waiver approval process however, it is planned to re-brand the event to the
Davidson County AirFest for an airshow in 2020.
The Aviators Rendezvous 2019 will host a media day on Friday May 3rd from 3pm until 4pm at the Davidson County Airport. The media will have a chance to tour the event layout, see the setup process, interview the event organizers and tour the Greenland Gopher. The Greenland Gopher will be providing rides to the media as well, so bring your cameras for this once in a lifetime event, climb on board and fly in this historic warbird.
Please RSVP for the media day by e-mailing Richard@AviatorsRendezvous.com no later than May 1st 2019.
The Liberty Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit flying museum and funds generated merely help offset the high costs to keep historic warbirds flying.