Local Beagle Hero Saves The Day!

2022 Fly-In and
Community Aviation Day

Dubois Municipal Airport

Saturday, August 13, 2022
6:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Wyoming's Third Highway Into Dubois - Fly-In and Community Aviation Day

Contest Results and Event Record Holders

Youth Chain Link Fence Art Contest

Winner 1st Place:  Morgan Albright

Pilot Poker Run Challenge

Highest Poker Hand:  Brad Lindsey (Dubois)

Lowest Poker Hand:  Stephen Bobko-Hillenaar (Alpine)

Pilot Statistics on Event Day

Oldest Pilot:  Jay Johnson  (Casper - 80 years old)

Youngest Pilot:  Jason Pinder  (Sheridan - 48 years old)

Arrived Earliest:  Jason Pinder  (Sheridan - 7:00 a.m.)

Traveled Farthest:  Clark Hall  (Vernal, Utah - 212 miles by air)

Classic Air Helicopter Ride Raffle Winner

Jeff Epp

Monday, Tuesday (August 8, 9)

Youth in age categories (5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-17) may decorate a section of the airport fence in the "Share Your Wings" Chain Link Fence Contest - sponsored by Boys & Girls Club of Dubois.
(Please contact Volunteer Event Coordinator for registration form and guidelines.)

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (August 10, 11, 12)

Pilot Poker Run Challenge - Pilots from all over are invited to fly into 5 designated airports and draw a poker card and produce their poker hand on the morning of the Dubois event to win prizes for Highest Poker Hand and Lowest Poker Hand.
(Please contact Volunteer Event Coordinator for registration form and guidelines.)

Friday, August 12 - Town Park

6:30-8:30 p.m. Hot Air Balloon Tethered Rides - (weather permitting) - sponsored by Big Wind River Float Trips & Fly Fishing; fundraiser for Dubois Search & Rescue - $20 per adult ride / $10 per youth 12 & under.

Saturday, August 13 - Town Park

6:30-8:30 a.m. Hot Air Balloon Tethered Rides - (weather permitting) - sponsored by Wyoming Community Bank; fundraiser for Dubois Search & Rescue - $20 per adult ride / $10 per youth 12 & under.

Saturday, August 13 - Dubois Municipal Airport

6:30-10:00 a.m. Kiwanis FlapJack Breakfast - fundraiser for Dubois Kiwanis Club

8:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony featuring:

  • Color Guard and Presentation of Colors By VFW Post 10056
  • Lander Volunteer Pipe & Drum Marching Band
  • National Anthem by Taylor Pattison
  • Welcome by Mayor John Meyer
  • Special Proclamation by Mayor John Meyer
  • Remarks by Airport Board President Harold Albright

9:15 a.m. Slideshow of James V. McElhiney's Fighter Aircraft

Throughout the morning:

  • Aviation-themed Instructors and Vendors
  • KIDZONE games and activities - hosted by Girl Scouts of Montana/Wyoming
  • Raffle Tickets for Free Helicopter Ride - provided by Classic Air Medical ($5.00 per ticket) - fundraiser for Dubois Search & Rescue
  • Music provided by 'String Theory'
  • Static Aircraft
  • 'In Plane View' Mart
  • Pilots' submission of Poker Run cards
  • Registration for YOUNG EAGLES flights for youth 8-17 (flights scheduled for Sunday morning, August 14, beginning at 6:30 a.m.)
  • "Make a Plane and Fly it"- game and prizes sponsored by 'Top Gun Sponsor' Fremont Motors Ford & Dodge of Lander
  • Hop on the "Horse & Buggy" for a ride around the airport grounds - led by Percherons Duke & Don - sponsored by 'Touch 'N' Go Sponsor' Justus Jacobs-State Farm

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. 'Walkin' Tacos' - lunch and beverages available by Upper Little Warm Springs Subdivision

10:00-11:00 a.m. Pilot Safety Seminars (earn WINGS credit)
Takeoffs and Landings - Know Your Airport and Aircraft - Clark D. Hall, Producer-Sentry West Insurance Services, Vernal, Utah

11:00 a.m. Open Q & A Session - Mountain Flying, Density Altitude, General Safety - Tom Van Kleef, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Oil Mountain Energy, Casper, Wyoming

12:30 p.m. Announcement of Winners of "Share Your Wings" Chain Link Fence Art Competition, "Pilot Poker Run Challenge," Youngest Pilot to Fly In, Oldest Pilot to Fly In, Pilot Who Flew the Farthest Distance, Pilot Who Arrived the Earliest After 6:30 a.m.


Comfortable Walking Shoes, Sunglasses, Hat, Sunscreen, Camera, Money (for breakfast, concessions, raffle tickets, etc.)


For more information on the event OR to volunteer, please contact Cathy Groves, Volunteer Event Coordinator, at 303-250-5155.

Pilots should bring their own tie-downs and sledge hammer and be aware that most of the terrain for parking is grassy and gravelly. Towing will not be available.