In the USA there is a long air-picnic tradition: touch down on a scenic landing strip, carrying a picnic blanket and a well-filled basket in the cargo bay and enjoy a great afternoon with fellow flyers.
The proof that this works also well in Europe, we have provided with the "Nostalgic Air Picnic". More than 60 nostalgic aircraft and some modern machines came to hold an picnic under the wings. Several crews grabbed true to the motto their picnic blanket, some were even dressed appropriately and all had a lot of fun in the evening on the hangar party.
The picnic goes on, and so we invite all pilots of vintage planes, classic planes, and retro planes for the fifth time on September 5th/6th, 2020. All you need to bring along is your picnic blanket and - if you will stay overnight - camping gear. A well-filled picnic basket will be supplied to you upon arrival. Visitors registered in advance will receive a free picnic.
On Saturday night, a proper hangar party is waiting for you. You may spend the night in your tent under the wing. For those who prefer to have a solid roof over their heads, the local hotels offer special conditions (for more information please visit our homepage which will be updated soon). Before you head home, you may stay and enjoy our traditional Wershofen air show on Sunday.
Even though the registration is free for you, donations are welcome! We support the foundation "Fly & Help", which funds school projects in developing countries, with your donations, and which we support with our event.
We especially welcome again pilots of classic Cessnas like the tail-dragger models Airmaster, C120, C140, C170, C180, C185, C190, C195 and O1/L-19 Bird Dog, as well as early models of C150, C172, C175, C182, C210, C310 and C337 participating in European Classic Cessna meeting (in co-operation with the International Cessna 120-140 Association).
If you are interested to enrich our airfield festival with a presentation of your beauty, to tow historic gliders stylishly into the air or to drop skydivers from your classic plane, our airshow team (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be happy to receive your response. Please specify the nature of participation and, where applicable, any expenses incurring for the performance. Usually we can’t take over the costs for ferry flights.
Crews with aircrafts with a maximum take-off mass greater than 2000kg are requested to contact us in advance, so that we can request special permission from our aeronautical authority for our airfield.
Unfortunately our small airfield reached its capacity limit. More registrations can only be accepted, if a already registrated participant will unsubscribe. Until this we would set you on a waiting list and then inform you. We hope for your understanding.
Please note our informations for pilots!
For all the people, which do not want to sleep in the tent, the hotels in Wershofen offer all participiants of Nostalgic air-picknick & Classic Cessna-Meeting a room allocation with bed and breakfast for a special price and with special cancellation policy.
Landgasthaus Pfahl (** superior):
Hotel Kastenholz (**** superior):
Please note, that is essential to mention the keyword "Flieger-Picknick" at bookings!
The latest registrations:
The complete list of participants can be found here.