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THIS WEEKEND: Thomasville prepares for annual fly-in at airport with rich history

The Rose City's annual Fly-In is set to inspire new generation
Posted at 6:25 PM, Oct 11, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-11 18:25:35-04
  • The Thomasville Regional Airport was once home to a WWII airfield.
  • This weekend that same airport will be home to Thomasville's annual Fly-In.
  • Check out the video above to go inside one of the airplanes that will be present.


The Thomasville Regional Airport dates back to World War II. The runways here have a rich history.

"I was named after a gentleman who died in WWII," said Forston Rumble.

Now this runway is reaching a whole new generation through what is called the Thomasville Fly-In.

"Kandace, this is a Honda jet," said Rumble.

It's a fun-filled weekend where pilots and Rose City neighbors will gather and learn about planes such as this one, both on and off the ground.

I spoke with one of the pilots Wednesday.

"What do you like most about flying?" "Landing."

His name is Forston Rumble and he has a plane named Iris.

Rumble says he's been flying for 15 years.

Now, he's looking forward to exciting the next generation with fun events such as the Fly-In.

"Name a child who doesn't like airplanes. Everybody likes airplanes at a certain age," said Rumble.

The Fly-in will kick off Friday and will last the entire weekend.