Father’s Day is not complete in Charlotte without a stop out to Fitch H. Beach Municipal Airport for all you can eat pancakes. It’s a tradition that has endured for 32 years, and one that continues to grow both in size and popularity.

Held this year on Sunday, June 17, from 7 to 11:30 a.m., the Father’s Day Fly In continues to create memories for local families with its variety of activities that satisfy, excite and entertain. The collaborative efforts of the Friends of Charlotte Airport and the Charlotte Rotary Club have helped revive an event that draws close to 1,000 people to the airport each year, and enhance its family-friendly activities.

It all starts with the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, put on by the Rotary Club, for just $6 a person. Proceeds from the breakfast help fund Charlotte Rotary Club projects throughout the year.

From there participants have the chance to marvel at local planes, venture into the skies in either a helicopter, which provides rides for $45 per seat, or a discovery flight on a small plane for $50, which includes a guest. If the planes aren’t enough to excite the younger visitors, a bounce house and inflatable obstacle course are sure to get their attention.

The Fathers Day Fly In takes place Sunday, June 17 from 7 to 11:30 a.m. at Fitch H. Beach Municipal Airport. For more information, email info@friendsofcharlotteairport.org. The pancake breakfast will be held rain or shine, however, some of the aerial attractions will be available weather permitting.