2018 NEBRASKA STATE FLY-IN
Chadron Municipal Airport (CDR) has been selected to host the 2018 State Fly-in. It is sponsored by the Nebraska Aviation Council. A different Nebraska airport is chosen each year to host the event.
The weekend will include flight demonstrations, many types of aircraft displays, food and product vendors.
Evening entertainment is being planned for both Friday and Saturday evenings. We anticipate a large crowd of attendees from both near and far.
Plan to spend the weekend with us at CDR.
Preliminary Schedule of Events
*schedule subject to change
Friday, June 8, 2018
5:30 p.m. - Opening Ceremony – Honor Guard A celebration of our military history
6:00 p.m. - USO Dinner
7:00 p.m. - Potter Family USO Show (ticketed event)
Saturday, June 9 , 2018
7:00 a.m. - Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Young Eagle Riders (first come, first served)
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Hangar Flying Speakers
1:00 p.m. - Air Show Performance - sponsored by Sioux County Foundation
- Mini Jet Airshow - Tom "Lark" Larkin - Mini Jet SubSonex
- Staudacher "Superstar" - Doug Roth
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Hangar Flying Speakers
- Airshow Performers and Demonstration Pilots
4:00 p.m. - Paper Airplane Contest - sponsored by Chadron Public Library
Saturday All Day Events (9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
- Balloons – Gliders – Parachutes
- Static Displays (Helicopters, airplanes, hot air balloon, glider)
- 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Vendors
- Youth Activities
Saturday Evening Entertainment
Nebraska Aviation Hall of Fame Presentation - Jim Joyce
Local Talent Show
6:00 p.m. - Local USO Show
Sunday, June 10, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Breakfast
Attendants: Please Bring Your Own Chair For the Weekend's Events
Potter Family Event
The Potter Family performs a variety of music from the 30’s & 40’s through today. They bring back memories of the past and touch the hearts (and feet) of the old and young alike. Be prepared to laugh, sing, dance, and enjoy a great time as their classic voices and rich harmonies satisfy the music lovers. You’ll be captivated by their talent and will get to share the moment with your family and friends.
The Potter Family is performing a USO style show on June 8 at the 2018 Nebraska State Fly-In. Come join us for this spectacular event that will surely be filled with great music, smiles, laughs, memories, and good ole fashion fun. For more information or to purchase tickets contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doug works as a Jet aircraft salesman for Duncan Aviation. He and his wife Chris live in Lincoln and have 2 grown children Nick and Julie, Julie and husband Jessy are busy raising Grandsons Malcolm and Emmett.
Well over 6000 hours of flight time, he is Multi-engine, Commercial and Airline Transport rated. He is a certified Flight instructor and has type ratings in the Cessna 525 and 550 models, DC3’s, Learjets and Helicopters.
Doug has been competing in Regional aerobatic competitions for 25 years, 10 of that at the Unlimited level.
His airplane is the Staudacher “Superstar” a 350 hp monoplane. Powered by a 6 cylinder, fuel injected 540 ci engine. This airplane was custom built by John Staudacher, this is 1 of only 3 built. It has a top speed of 260 mph, Roll rate of 420 degrees per second and is stressed for +9/-9 g’s.
The airplane design was originally conceived and built to compete with the Russian Sukois and German Extra aircraft in Unlimited World competition.
Tom "Lark" Larkin
As a child, he was afraid of roller coasters and often got air sick in airplanes. Started flying lessons at age 19 while in college, and got his private pilots license in 62 days. Earned an Aerospace Engineering degree from Georgia Tech, and then entered the Air Force for pilot training in 1984. Top Graduate in F-15 school and flew 22 missions in North Iraq in support of Operation Northern Watch, and was Instructor in the Air Force in the Fighter Lead-In School in the AT-38. Left active duty in 2000, and now resides in Denver. He is a pilot and instructor in the 737 for a major airline. He has a wife of 28 years and a set of twins that are thankfully done with college! Tom has also participated in aerobatic competitions in the Christen Eagle and the Staudacher (a high performance monoplane similar to the airplanes you see on the Red Bull circuit). He now performs exclusively in the SubSonex Mini Jet. Tom has over 9,000 hours total time as a pilot, with approximately 8,000 hours of that in jet aircraft.
The plane is a modified SubSonex Mini Jet. The SubSonex is an Experimental Jet that comes as a kit from the Sonex factory in Oshkosh, WI. It weighs 500 lbs, goes up to 300 mph, and it is fully aerobatic. This particular aircraft was the first kit ever sold and flown, and it has been flying for approximately 2 years. The jet is powered by the PBS TJ-100 engine from the Czech Republic, and at full throttle it is capable of producing 258 lbs of thrust while burning 40 gallons/hr of jet fuel. As beautiful as the jet is, there is no paint on it. It is completely wrapped in a vinyl covering, similar to a show car.
During the show, Tom will be performing a cross section of maneuvers that he routinely used while instructing and flying fighters in the Air Force. The smoke system is custom made for this jet, and it uses approximately 7 gals of smoke oil during it's routine. Mini Jet Airshows is the culmination of a 30+year dream to own and fly a Mini Jet in airshows.
Information for Pilots
- Wing camping will be available during the event for pilots
- Please refer to the images (left & below) for airplane parking
- Runway 12/30 will be closed on June 9th to be used for aircraft parking
- Some tie downs are available. We recommend you bring tie downs of your own though.
- A fuel truck will be available
- Shuttles to and from Chadron will be available
- Breakfast will be provided to pilots for free
Chadron Municipal Airport
90 Airport Rd.
Chadron, NE 69337
Feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns.