POPLAR GROVE, ILLINOIS – The Poplar Grove Airport (C77) celebrated its 45th Annual Fly-In August 20 2017. An estimated 3,000 people attended the annual event featuring a great breakfast served by the local Lions Club. The beautiful sunrise and dawn patrol flight starring a group of vintage round motor aircraft started the day.
The rest of the morning was filled with many activities and displays from airplane rides, Flour Bombing Bingo sponsored by the local Rotary Club, airplane and automobile displays, vintage tractor pulls, museum tours, kids activities, EAA Chapter 1414 tours with demonstrations of a running Curtiss OX-5 engine and tours of the Poplar Grove Airmotive engine overhaul shop. The weather was perfect and the event was a huge success.
The Poplar Grove airport is a privately owned open to the public airport located in northern Illinois and is home to over 400 aircraft and the people who love them. Our campus includes many offerings such as our Flight school, our fleet of rental airplanes, beautiful grass and paved runways, our very own Vintage Wings and Wheels Museum, our local EAA Chapter 1414, our residential fly-in aviation community BelAir Estates and our full airframe maintenance and engine overhaul shop Poplar Grove Airmotive. We are a one stop shop general aviation community!