Put-in-Bay, Ohio, located on Lake Erie, is a popular summer resort. But, it also has a growing pilot population and residents who are enthusiastic about antique cars. On the fourth Sunday of August, aviation meets stylish automobiles at the Annual 3W2 Fly-in at from 12:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
The island’s weekly Sunday antique car parade will conclude at the airport to combine with the fly-in for a good old style pig roast! Join us! Please remember: Airport is closed dusk to dawn. No parking fees for those attending the fly-in (overnight aircraft shall pay the overnight parking fee). Runway 3/21 is an asphalt runway in excellent condition and is 2,870′ X 75′. Monitor 122.8 and look for our volunteers who will assist with parking. 25 cent per gallon fuel discounts available at nearby KPCW (Port Clinton) if you attend the 3W2 Fly-in!
What is a Fly-In?
A fly-in is a pre-arranged gathering of aircraft, pilots and passengers for recreational and social purposes. The 3W2 Fly-In is an informally organized event where members of the public are invited with the gathering being held at the Put-in-Bay Airport. It is organized by Ray Fogg of the 3W2 Pilots Association. It is a social event joining modern planes and antique cars for a barbecue and to socialize.
The term “fly-in” is not formally defined in the aviation legislation of many countries and it may refer to a range of events, while in others it has a specific legal meaning. For example, in Canada fly-ins may not legally include air displays or competitive flying. Book your overnight accommodations easily and quickly.
What is an Classic Car?
The Classic Car Club of America defines a Classic Car as a “fine” or “distinctive” automobile, either American or foreign built, produced between 1915 and 1948. Generally, a Classic was high-priced when new and was built in limited quantities. Other factors, including engine displacement, custom coachwork and luxury accessories, such as power brakes, power clutch, and “one-shot” or automatic lubrication systems, help determine whether a car is considered to be a Classic.
There is a lot of confusion on what exactly a classic car is, and what sets it apart from vintage and antique cars. The term “classic” is often used interchangeably when describing any old car that looks as if doesn’t belong on the roads with the modern daily drivers.
Usually, the classic car title applies to vehicles over 20 years old. Antique cars are over 45 years old, and vintage cars are built between 1919 and 1930. But as with many subjects in the automobile world, not everyone can agree on a single definition. State DMVs, insurance companies, and classic car clubs classify each one differently. And some classifications overlap between classics and antiques at the 3w2 fly-in.
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