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Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In
August 15, 7:30 a.m.
On Saturday, August 15, starting at 7:30 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 over 125 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 one of the largest in Oklahoma and is a special 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. Living history actors “Will” and “Wiley” will also be a part of the festivities. Come early to see the first aircraft land.
Activities will include a classic car show, food trucks, and tours of the birthplace and the Amish-built barn. To honor Will Rogers’s heritage, Cherokee storytelling will take place throughout the day. Admission is free, and ample parking is available on the grounds. This event is sponsored by the Cherokee Nation.
- OK37 (Dog Iron Ranch), 3 NM NE of Oologah, Rogers County County)
- N 36° 28.2′, W 95° 40.1′
- Magnetic Variation: 4.1 E
- Elevation: 760′
- Kansas City Sectional
- Owner: Private, Permitted Use: Private
- Position Estimated, Elevation Estimated
- Common Air Traffic Frequency: 122.9