The Greater Hutchinson Convention/Visitors Bureau said the International Grumman Pilots Association and American Yankee Association has selected Hutchinson as the site of its 2018 annual convention and fly-in.
The convention, set for Sept. 24-27, will be held at the Hutchinson Regional Airport and other locations around the city 52 miles northwest of Wichita.
The California-based group that is part of the American Yankee Association is expected to bring nearly 60 airplanes and 100 people to the weeklong convention that will include flying and ground competitions, educational sessions, various social receptions and a closing banquet at the Cosmosphere.
Hutchinson officials said it’s encouraging the public to view the airplanes at the airport and watch the group’s competitions.
The aircraft on display are expected to represent the range of American Yankee and Tiger aircraft.