When Nels Nelson launched his rickety flying machine into the air, little did he visualize how aviation would develop.
Nels was one of the first to fly in Connecticut and the very first to fly in Plainville from a farmer’s field off Unionville Avenue.
Stan Robertson was the next pioneer to believe in the vast possibilities of aviation in Plainville. He developed and opened the field for public use after returning from war in Burma, where he flew rescue missions.
The airfield now boasts a newly resurfaced 3,600 foot runway and will be the site of the second Wings and Wheels event on June 2.
All proceeds from the show go to benefit the Petit Family Foundation and the Plainville Community Food Pantry.
Show cars, antique cars, planes and helicopters of many kinds will be on display—some of which are available for rides for a fee.
Special events, including carnival rides, are planned for the children.
Robertson Airport, the oldest in Connecticut (circa 1911) will be alive with rides, displays, food, and fun.
Adults are admitted for $5. Children 5 to 11 years old are admitted for $2. Children under 5 are admitted free.
For more information, call chairman Scott Saunders at (860) 747-8837 or Mike Turcott at (860) 614-2140.