Classic cars, iconic aircraft and helicopter rides are coming to Mid-Way Regional Airport in Midlothian, Texas during the airport’s first Wings-N-Wheels event.
Taking place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on September 18, 2021 at Mid-Way Regional Airport, 131 Airport Drive in Midlothian [map], Wings-N-Wheels is a family-oriented event that includes classic car exhibitions, a chance to see iconic aircraft up close and children’s activities.
“We’ll have some classic airplanes and fighters out here. The Midlothian Classic Wheels Car Club will be here. American Legion Riders Chris Kyle Post 388 from Midlothian will be here with their motorcycles. Epic Helicopter will be giving rides for a fee, and the Commemorative Air Force will be here giving airplane rides for a fee. We’ll have flyovers. We’ll have some children’s activities, like a trackless train and a face painter and a clown twisting balloons. We’ll have a few food vendors and more,” says Tammy Bowen, airport operations assistant for the airport.
Tammy says the event is the first public event after the popular annual pancake breakfast fly-in that takes place the first Saturday of June was cancelled in 2020 because of COVID-19. And because the pancake breakfast takes months to plan and 2021 started with uncertainty, the airport missed the chance to host the event this summer.
“We wanted to go ahead and do something for our communities, Ellis County and the pilot community, so we came up with this event, Wings-N-Wheels,” Tammy says. “We’re doing this because the event is a great opportunity for the residents of our communities to come out and see what the airport is all about. We’ll have a lot of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy and take part in, and I consider it a unique event that gives people the opportunity to get up close and personal to the aircraft and maybe help spark some young people’s interest in aviation.”
Mid-Way Regional Airport is jointly operated by Waxahachie and Midlothian.