Festival of Flight | Photo by Daniel Delgado | The Wright State Guardian
Festival of Flight had something for everyone. There were sports games, educational booths, food and drinks, live music, a golf cart parade, a haunted trail and inflatables.
There were seven sports games played and four flyovers. The bands that played were Lights Out, Summer Highway and Mad River Dogs.
“I think all the people that have attended so far have given us compliments saying this is a great idea and they love it. The flyovers have been a big hit,” said Greg Scharer, co-chair of the festival. “We had parachuting in earlier today and people thought that was pretty cool. Some people had never seen that before. The kids really seemed to like the Aviation and Innovation tent so overall I think everyone is pretty pleased.”
There were several different food options, including Haolepnio Hawaiian Filipino, El Meson and Greek Street. Rolling Indulgence from Food Network’s Great American Food Truck Race was also in attendance.
“It wasn’t one thing being coordinated by just one person or a couple people, it was a bunch of people coming together to try and put all these things together that we thought would be a really cool idea to turn into a festival,” said Scharer.
Attendance was a bit lower than anticipated at the beginning of the festival but rose as the bands started playing later in the afternoon and evening.
“It’s fun! There’s lots of vendors and lots of entertainment for the kids so it’s been good,” said Jen Edwards, who came to the festival from Indiana so that her son could see the USA Patriots play and be a batboy for them.
The festival was a success and the public looks forward to seeing what next year’s Festival of Flight will bring.