ADA – For the third straight year, Ada’s skies will be filled with the thunder of vintage wartime aircraft.

The third annual Ray Stout Memorial Warbird Fly-In and Ada Air Expo returns to the Ada Municipal Airport Friday and Saturday, June 16-17. The event is named for the late Dr. Ray Stout, a World War II hero and longtime Ada resident and educator who served as mayor on five separate occasions.

This year’s festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 16, with a hamburger cookout at the airport. Many pilots will arrive Friday evening and it is an excellent opportunity to meet them. Admission to the airport Friday is free. Cost to eat at the hamburger cookout is $5 per person. Friday’s events are sponsored by Chapter 1005 of the Experimental Aircraft Association.

On Saturday, June 17, the real action begins. Airport gates open at 8:30 a.m. All-day admission to the air show is $5 and children age 10 and under get in free. Concessions will be available and parking is free.

Between 20 and 30 warbirds are expected to attend this year’s fly-in. Flight activities are scheduled throughout the day. Helicopter and airplane rides will also be available.

For more information, contact Airport Manager Terry Hall at (580) 436-8190 or visit the official website at