2nd Annual Goodspeed Fly-In

2022 DATES: JUNE 24-26

Next summer, Young Pilots USA will follow up on its first ever annual fly-in event with the 2nd Annual Goodspeed Fly-In. Located at Goodspeed Airport (42B) in East Haddam, CT, the 2021 event was a day full of flying fun right on the Connecticut River, and we're planning the 2nd edition as a bigger and better version! 

About the Airport

A privately-owned, public-use airport, Goodspeed is the perfect location to host our event. Featuring a 2,100' asphalt runway and certified 4,500' water runway, it's shaping up to become a haven for the aviation community under new ownership by friends of our organization– which is exactly why Young Pilots USA picked it for our first major event. Pilots flying in should refer to the VFR sectional and chart supplement to learn more, and contact Young Pilots USA for further questions.

Event Details

The 2nd Annual Goodspeed Fly-In, planned for the weekend of Friday, June 24th, to Sunday, June 26th, 2022, will be bigger and better than the first installment, with lots of community for young people in aviation and other entertainment. The main event will be on Saturday the 25th, when the airport will be open to the public, while Young Pilots USA members and their guests may camp on-site all weekend. We're currently looking into bringing in lots of friends of our organization to share their airplanes and their stories, as well as a food truck, live music, and lots of programming that focuses on our Members first and foremost. This year, our exclusive food truck for the open house portion of the event will be the Lucky Dog Food Truck.

Admission & Rates

The Goodspeed Fly-In is a totally free event, from admission to parking (for both cars and aircraft) to camping. We just ask that if you can, you register at the link we will provide closer to the date of the event so we get a good idea of attendance numbers for planning purposes, and when you get there, if you're able, please throw us a few bucks– it goes towards events and programs like this that bring more people into aviation, particularly young folks.

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Goodspeed Airport (42B), East Haddam, CT

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The Young Pilots USA Piper Cub flying over Goodspeed on a quiet April afternoon in 2021.



1st Annual Goodspeed Fly-In: by the Numbers