Activities, Events, & Meetings


To the left, you'll see our official activities calendar.  Use this to get an idea of what's going on at the airport, click on the links in the calendar for more info.  Being a shareholder, airport user, or even a pilot is NOT required.  If you have an interest in aviation and want to join us, feel free to attend!

Below you'll find more information about what makes our airport such a great one!

Brighton Airport Annual Fly-in/Cruise-in :  Saturday August 12th, 2023

Annually, on the second Saturday of August, the BAA hosts a Fly-In/Cruise-In.  General aviation pilots and enthusiasts are invited to attend.  Also included is a low key car show where anyone is invited to bring their classic / custom car to show off.

.Lunch will be available for those that attend.  This year's lunch items include hamburgers, pulled pork, hot dogs, all the fixings, and cold beverages.  Donations are appreciated.

This past  year we chose not to have our normal Saturday Breakfast so that we could set up for the Fly-In. However, that may not be the case for this coming event. Please check back regularly to see the details for the Cruise-In in  2023. In the meantime, here are a number of pictures from the event in 2022: 

Fly-In/Camp-In : Friday, 22 Sept -Saturday, 23 Sept 2023

The Brighton Airport Association presents our Third Annual Fly-In/Camp-In event.  It will start on Friday, 22 Sept 2023 at 4pm and end on Saturday, 23 Sept 2023 at noon. This event will included camping, food(dinner and breakfast available for a donation), a camp fire, entertainment, and an atmosphere suitable for all ages. 

This year's entertainment hasn't been planned at this time. The proposed plan is to bring back the movie for the kids. We have updated our audiovisual equipment in the clubhouse to make the movie better. The actual movie is to be determined so check back often for info. We also plan on having Ford Model T rides for all who are interested. 

The current Schedule is:

4pm (16 Sep) - Event opens.  Please don't arrive prior to this time.

6pm - Dinner starts. Expected menu is ??? (info coming soon).  There will be a vegetarian option available for those that need one.

7pm - The Model T will start giving rides at this time if there is interest.

8pm or Dusk - The Movie will start for those that want to watch it.  Bonfire will be lit sometime as it is getting dark.. The telling of long tales will commence (if not previously started) possibly assisted by beverages of choice brought by the participants.

8am (17 Sep) - Breakfast starts and goes until all are fed or we run out of food

12pm - "Closing Time... you don't have to go home but you can't stay here"

For those of you who are concerned about facilities, we have two indoor bathrooms.  We do not have a shower so you will have to rough it for one night.

There will be a registration tent to give you the general agenda and layout so please visit it when you arrive. If you have any questions in the interim, please contact us at (810)588-4887 or email  You can also follow the us on our MeWe Group. Search for Brighton Airport 45G.

P.S. Make sure to bring your own tie downs and a chair.

See below for some pictures of previous years event below.  

Monday Night Pilot Proficiency Meetings

You should never stop learning!  On most Monday evenings the BAA hosts a pilot proficiency meeting.  These generally include topics pertinent to the season of flying, safety related discussions, presentations, webinars, and a little hangar flying.  During certain periods of the year, we have a ground instructor host test prep for either Private, Instrument or Commercial pilot FAA knowledge tests.

Afterwards, some of us head to the local watering hole and tell stories.

EAA Chapter 384

Based on the north end of the field in their own chapter hangar, Chapter 384 is a part of the international organization known as the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).  Chapter 384 has 30 members (and growing!) with a current project of restoring a Stinson 10A Voyager.  If that isn't cool enough, this airplane is a certified warbird that was used off the east coast during World War II...patrolling for German U-boats!

Previous projects include the Brighton Build-A-Plane project encouraging high school students to learn a skill, pursue a career in aviation, and help build a Van's RV-12.  Here you can find the plane's build log.  And here is a newspaper story about their efforts! 

Additionally, Chapter 384 hosts Young Eagles flying events a few times a year.  This year the planned events are 6 May 2023, 10 Jun 2023, and 7 Oct 2023.  Since 1992, EAA Young Eagles has provided free introductory flights to youth ages 8 to 17.  To date, more than 2 million young people have discovered the magic of flight.

Chapter meetings for 384 are on the second Wednesday of every month.  

Interested?  Contact chapter President Dave Yegge at or (734)395-2395

Learn to fly! Brighton Flying Club

Based on the airport, Brighton Flying Club was formed as a low cost way to promote aviation at the beginner through advanced level, using both simulators and primary training programs.  The club currently owns a 1965 Cessna 150E and 1697 PA-28-140 Piper Cherokee.  Work on your private in the 150 and utilize the Cherokee for IFR GPS approaches, the best of both worlds!  Questions can be directed to 

Warbirds of Glory Museum & Kittyhawk Academy

Located on the south end of the airport, the Warbirds of Glory Museum is currently in the process of restoring a North American B-25J, also known as the Sandbar Mitchell.  That's right, Brighton Airport is currently home to a B-25J!

Co-located with the museum is the Kittyhawk Academy whose mission is to encourage Michigan's youth to pursue and prepare them for a career in the skilled trades.  Their training and mentorship program assists local youth in learning about computer aided design, engineering, aircraft construction and restoration, and various skilled trades such as plumbing, construction, and mechanics.

The World Famous Brighton Air Force

Alright, maybe only famous in our own minds, but there is a very active group of flyers who never miss the opportunity to do $100 hamburger runs, adventures, excursions, and never turn down an opportunity to "go burn holes in the sky."  For more information, happenings, and fly-out events, join our Facebook Group - Brighton Air Force

Some places we like to fly to

As told by some of our members!

Flying to Brighton?  Fun activities for you and the family

Brighton, Michigan is the place we call home and we think you might like it too!  Annually events in town include the Smokin' Jazz and Barbeque Blues Festival, car shows, and activities at the Downtown Ampitheater.

We are conveniently located 30min north of Ann Arbor and Michigan's Big House and 45min east of East Lansing and Michigan State's Spartan Stadium.

If you plan on traveling or are considering moving to Brighton, here's some resources that may enhance your time here while visiting and others that will make you want to stay forever.

Mt. Brighton

Brewery Becker     Eternity Brewing     Block Brewing     Champs Pub     Tee Bone'z     Brighton Coffee House & Theater

Single Barrel Social     Sushi Zen     The Wooden Spoon     Bourbons     El Arbol Taqueria

Brighton Chamber of Commerce

Member Projects