Fly Into Fall

Fly into fall is a FREE education and interactive aviation experience for all ages hosted by the City of Midland Airports Department.

Saturday, August 26, 2023
9AM - 2PM
Midland Airpark - 901 Veterans Airpark Ln.

Image of a plane circling Texas

Schedule of Events:

9:00 AM Fly Into Fall Gates Open

9:30 AM Grand Marshals Arrival - Member State Board of Education Aaron Kinsey

10:00 AM Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Fly-

10:15 AM Flying Tees – FREE T-Shirts (First Round)

10:30 AM Grand Marshal Aaron Kinsey: Speaker/Q&A on being an Air Force Pilot*

11:30 AM Former NASA Astronaut Gregory H. Johnson: Speaking/Q&A on being an Astronaut*

12:15 PM Flying Tees – FREE T-Shirts (Second Round)

12:30 PM Leah Robertson: Speaker/Q&A on being an Army Helicopter Mechanic*

1:00 PM Brianna Ortiz: Speaker/Q&A on being a future Aerospace Engineer

1:30 PM CAF Fly Out

Static Displays 9AM-2PM

  • Aircraft & Helicopters from local pilots  
  • Hands-on Aircraft Displays 
  • DPS Plane/Helicopter 
  • CAF Aircraft 
  • Airport Fire Trucks 
  • Classic Cars 
  • modified Velocity SE airframe used for rocket racing  

Interactive Displays 9AM-2PM

  • Discovery Flights from Floris Flight School (sign-up available every hour at event) 
  • Talk to the Tower in Air Traffic Control simulation 
  • Flight Simulators 
  • Preflight simulation complete with Preflight inspection and mock cockpit experience 
  • Basin PBS 
  • Higher Orbits 
  • Drone Obstacle Course
  • Scout Aviation Helicopter Flight School 

Educational Booths & Information 9AM-2PM

  • Midland International Airport 
  • Basin Aviation 
  • Floris Flight Services 
  • Commemorative Air Force (CAF) 
  • Honor Flight 
  • Midland Development Corporation 
  • Commercial Pilots and Aerospace 
  • Civil Air Patrol 
  • Municipal Court  

Event Map:

Event Map 2023

Calling all Classic Car enthusiasts! We're looking for car enthusiasts to be part of the fun too. This is a free event and even though it is called Fly Into Fall, the classic cars were such a huge part of the fun at last years event. For entry and crowd control we highly encourage cars arrive by 8 a.m. 

Run the Runway, sponsored by Midland Athletic Company MAC-RFR[1]

Take Off at 8 AM for the 1 mile Run/Walk or 5k. You can register at or get more run information at

Fly Into Fall gates open at 9 AM for a day of family fun! Food trucks, face painting, jumpers and so much more. Check out some of the activities below. While you're with us don't forget to grab our BINGO map of the event to win prizes.

Meet our Special Guests

Texas State Board of Education Member, District 15 Aaron Kinsey is from Midland and was a Captain in the United States Air Force.

Former NASA Astronaut Gregory H. Johnson is an American former Air Force Officer, pilot, and aerospace engineer.

 Leah Robertson served in the U.S. Army as an Avionics Mechanic.

Brianna Ortiz

Brianna Ortiz is a senior at Legacy High School. Brianna was one of five students selected nationally by Higher Orbits to attend the International Space School in Sydney, Australia in this past summer . Brianna has always had a passion for space and would like to study Aerospace Engineering in college.

Check out some of the helicopters and airplanes that will be at the event!


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