A Cessna 150 is parked in April at the Oxford County Regional Airport in Oxford. The airport will host a fly-in Saturday. Andree Kehn/Sun Journal

OXFORD — Looking to promote aviation and increase public awareness of its facility, the Oxford County Regional Airport will host its inaugural fly-in and car show Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

The airport is at 75 Number Six Road, which is off state Route 26. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

“We’re hoping to make this an annual event,” airport Supervisor Tony Carter said. He was hired last August by the Oxford County Commission to bring life back to the airport.

Carter said when he started, the airport had perhaps a dozen planes based there. It now has 45 to 50, he said.

Much of that success is due to Mosher Aviation Services, whose 12 employees provide maintenance, painting and flight-testing services. The refurbishing business has been based at the airport since 2016 and has enjoyed steady growth.

County commissioners have said that the facility had been underutilized for years since Oxford Aviation was evicted from its building in 2014 for violating the conditions of its lease.


Carter, with help from Mosher Aviation, has led a renaissance over the past year, and the fly-in is expected to bring more awareness of the improvements.

“The Oxford County Regional Airport has had a bad rap from 2012 to 2015,” Carter said. “I’m trying to turn it around.”

Carter said he expects as many as 40 to 50 planes to fly in Saturday. He said he has heard from pilots from numerous regional airports, including Wiscasset, Waterville, Greenville, Auburn-Lewiston and private airfields.

While coffee and doughnuts will be available early in the day, the facility will host a cookout with hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and beverages, sponsored and served by Mosher Aviation.

An antique car show will be held outside the gates to the airport. There will also be a few vendors at the event.

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