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Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In
On Saturday, August 15, starting at 8:30 a.m., aviation enthusiasts will mark 85 years to the day since Will Rogers and Wiley Post died in an Alaska plane crash. To honor their memory, pilots of small planes will land on a 2,000-foot grass strip at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch, adjacent to the house where Rogers was born in 1879.
The fly-in is an opportunity for the public to get an up-close look at vintage and late-model small aircraft and visit with the pilots. Pilots come from a four-state area to showcase their planes and renew friendships from previous years. Come early to see the first aircraft land.
There will also be special activities for children, storytelling, a car and motorcycle show, food trucks, and tours of the birthplace and the Amish-built barn. Admission is free, and ample parking is available on the grounds. The Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch is located at 9501 E 380 Road in Oologah.