WADEBSORO — The Anson County Flying Club's annual Wings & Wheels Day is scheduled for Saturday at the Anson County Airport.
The event will feature airplane displays, a flight simulator, and airplane and helicopter rides, as well as a car show.
Last year, the event was moved from late May to late April to avoid the heat, but temperatures during the day still rose into the 90s. This year, the event was moved up one more month, also for weather reasons.
"If you get into May, you're more apt to get thunderstorms," explained Tim Hamilton, a member of the Anson County Flying Club, who's organizing this year's event. "We're hoping the air will be a little clearer at this time of year."
Hamilton added that he thinks the turnout will be better this year. The event will have more classic cars, as well as gyro-copters.
"We'll be giving helicopter rides for a fee, which I think is $30," he said. "We'll also have the Young Eagles Club for kids and will be giving rides for free to kids in an airplane."
There will be concessions, such as hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream, as well as information displays from a local women's flying club, South Piedmont Community College and others.
At noon, the Richmond JROTC guard will present the colors during a flag ceremony.
Wings & Wheels Day will begin at 10 a.m. and run until about 4 p.m. , Hamilton said.
"If the weather's good, I think we'll have a great turnout," he added.
In the event of rain, Wings & Wheels Day will move to March 28.