In 2003 Greg Herrick organized and lead a group of 30 antique aircraft representing the "Golden Age" of aviation on a recreation of the Ford Air Tours of the 1920's and early 1930's. The sixteen state, thirty plus city tour, a highlight of the "100th Anniversary of Flight" celebrations leading up to Dec 17th anniversary/celebration at Kitty Hawk, NC, was perhaps the most visible and successful of all those celebrations that year. Almost all the participating pilots and crew are active AAA members and most of the participating aircraft have attended fly-ins here at Antique Airfield in the past.
So it is with great pleasure that we announce that Antique Airfield will be the site of the 2010 NAT Reunion during the AAA/APM Invitational Fly-in (Sep 1-6).
We look forward to seeing many of the pilots, crew and aircraft that participated in the 2003 tour, as well as the 2005 NAT Reunion that was also held here at Antique Airfield, in attendance.
Here is what 2003 NAT organizer/leader Greg Herrick has to say about this upcoming reunion:
After polling NAT’ers, it has been decided that the National Air Tour Reunion 2010 will be held this September 1-6, in conjunction with the Antique Airplane Association National Fly-in, Blakesburg, Iowa.
The AAA fly-in runs from Wednesday, September 1 thought Monday, September 6th. As with the 2005 reunion, we will be planning a NAT Reunion Banquet on Friday night, September 3rd, probably at the Hotel Ottumwa. Details on this and other activities will follow but please put this on your schedule... AND make your hotel reservations.
We look forward to seeing you there. This is going to be a GREAT time!
Hope to see you there,
Please let us know if you will be able to join with us here at the AAA/APM for this event and if you will be attending in your tour airplane.
Watch this space for more info as the dates approach and to see which NAT alum are planning to participate.
More info available at the NAT website and NAT Facebook page. Contact Greg at email@example.com or GHerrick@AircraftOwner.com.