Contact: Rick Bondurant, NC Aviation Museum | 336-625-0170

Asheboro, NC - Randolph County residents shouldn't be alarmed on the first Saturday in June if they are awakened by the unmistakable roar of nearly 100 planes and helicopters making a bee-line toward the southwest side of Asheboro.

The 4th Annual North Carolina Aviation Museum Fly-In will be conducted June 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in and around the NCAM, located adjacent to the Asheboro Regional Airport.

For the third consecutive year, Honda Aircraft Company of Greensboro is donating $3,000 in support of the event and will be serving as its main sponsor.

New this year will be tantalizing, 10-minute rides aboard rotor-wing aircraft. The flights will cost only $30 each.
Heli-Xpress is a company based just outside of Winston-Salem at the Twin Lakes Airport in Advance. They offer many services: flight training and instruction, tours and sightseeing, photographic flights and transport services using a Robinson R44Raven II.

Other attractions slated for their initial runs at this year's fly-in include a "Kids Zone" play area and a high-octane exhibit sponsored by the National Auto Sport Association-Southeast Region. NASA-SE is a high performance driving school and amateur racing organization that teaches people to drive their vehicles as fast as they want and still maintain full control. All NASA-SE events are open to the public.

The Experimental Aircraft Association "Young Eagles" will again be offering free small plane flights to eligible-aged children with signed permission. The EAA "Young Eagles" gave free rides to more than 190 youngsters at the 2009 fly-in. Both EAA and NCAM officials are hoping to set a state record at this year's event!

For other attendees who would like an aerial view of Randolph County that day, Bob Coyle and longtime NCAM member Curtis Williams will be offering flights to groups of up to three people in their personal aircraft. Prices will vary based on the number of people and length of flight.

Local musician, Bernie Hall, is scheduled to provide some live patriotic music in the hangar 2.

Special edition "NCAM Fly-In T-Shirts" will be available for the first time this year at just $10 each.

The fly-in fee also includes admission to one of the state's up-and-coming historical museums. The "Bob Moon Museum Store" will also be open for business, featuring about 50 new items for sale as well - and everything in the gift shop will be 10 percent off that day.

Anyone interested in finding out more about how to help at this year's event are asked to attend a volunteer meeting on June 3 at 6 pm in the Fixed Base Operator building.

Additional aircraft, events and vendors will be listed as they become available on the NCAM website at For more information, call an NCAM staffer at 625-0170, Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Sundays from 1-5 p.m.