The Rotors ’n Ribs Helicopter Fly-In Returns!

Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2018 issue

GOSHEN, IND. – One of the nation’s largest helicopter fly-ins, Rotors ’n Ribs, will take place the evening of Friday, July 6, 2018 at Goshen Municipal Airport (KGSH), Goshen, Indiana, after a 1-year hiatus. As an exciting twist this year, the event will share the weekend with America’s Freedom Fest, a massive airshow and fireworks display expected to draw 25,000 spectators.

According to Randy Sharkey, Goshen Municipal Airport Manager and Director of Operations for Sweet Helicopters, “Interest has been overwhelming from the helicopter community to have the show return this year, so we’re doing just that, thanks to support from Airbus and Sweet Helicopters.”

Rotors ’n Ribs 2018 will begin with a social hour at the Sweet Helicopter hangar at 5:00 p.m. EST, followed by a townhall meeting at 6:00 p.m. with guest speaker, Chris Emerson, President of Airbus Helicopters, Inc. At the conclusion of the meeting at 7:00 p.m., attendees will head to the VIP Chalet where the staff from Tony’s Restaurant of Findlay, Ohio, will cater their celebrated barbecue ribs. The evening will top off with a private airshow featuring the Shockwave Jet Truck, Aerostars, Sky Soldiers, United States Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, and Rob Holland.

Rotors ’n Ribs 2018 is open to all helicopter owners, pilots and enthusiasts. Pilots flying in should monitor the Unicom on 123.050 for landing instructions. Pilots choosing to remain overnight and attend America’s Freedom Fest on Saturday will be given free admission passes.

Updates and more details will be available at Individuals and organizations seeking more information can contact Randy Sharkey at 574-238-1000 or via email at

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