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Hillcrest Aircraft Company and Hangar 180 Hosts July 4th Annual Radials'n Rivers Fly In

July, 2017

Public event to celebrate Hillcrest's grand opening with meals, music and memorable airshows

LEWISTON, Idaho – Hillcrest Aircraft Company is proud to announce they are hosting the Radials 'N Rivers Fly In to commemorate the grand opening of their Fixed Base Operations (FBO). The newly branded Phillips 66® Aviation location now offers full service Jet A, and full serve and self-serve 100LL Avgas, aircraft parking with easy access to taxiways. The FBO's facilities include a pilot's lounge, conference area with Wi-Fi, phone and computer stations, catering and rental car coordination.

"We're so pleased to offer our new FBO services to the general aviation public," said Gary Groff, General Manager Operations, Hillcrest Aircraft Company. "Hillcrest has been a staple at Lewiston–Nez Perce County Airport since the late 1960s providing helicopter maintenance and services for forest management, power line construction, building construction, aerial photography, aerial ignition, firefighting and surveys. We're so pleased to be able to bolster these offerings and celebrate our FBO grand opening with the community of Lewiston, Idaho."

Taking place on July 4th, the Radials 'N Rivers Fly In will proudly host The Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour whose mission is to educate the world about courageous World War II (WW II) veterans and to remember those who have left us. These aircraft stand as tributes to their crews and fly on as living history to enlighten future generations. Lewiston will be one of its stops on its 100-plus city national tour. A B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Mitchell and a P-51D Mustang will be on display, allowing attendees to explore inside and out, and even purchase rides in the fully restored WW II bombers and the P-51D Mustang.

Additional highlights from the event will include:

  • CWF 4-H sponsored pancake breakfast taking place from 8:00-10:00 a.m. for $7 per plate
  • Phillips 66 Aviation sponsored free lunch from 12:00-1:30 p.m.
  • A raffle for three, 20-minute rides in a Stearman biplane, and three 20-minute helicopter rides

The Radials 'N Rivers Fly In opening ceremonies and flying begins at approximately 2:00 p.m. Approximately 2,000 people are expected to attend the event.