Goshen Fly-In and Alumni Gathering

Hesston College is coming to Goshen for a weekend of events and reconnecting with alumni and friends of the college

Saturday, Aug. 24

10 a.m. to mid-afternoon – Aviation alumni and friends fly-in at New Horizons Aviation, Goshen Municipal Airport
Hosted by Roger ’79 and Rhonda (Nussbaum) ’79 Yoder, co-owners of New Horizons
10 a.m. to noon – Hangar flying and reconnecting
Noon to 1 p.m. – Barbecue lunch (All alumni are invited to attend the lunch, program and dessert time). RSVP through the online form.
1 to 2 p.m. – Program to include updates from Hesston College Aviation by program director Mike Baker ’93, a current student Gracie Hochstetler (Leesburg, Ind.) and a recent alumnus. President Joseph A. Manickam ’87 and Vice President of Advancement Rachel Swartzendruber ’00 Miller will share about broader academic program expansion and future initiatives.
2 p.m. – Stay for dessert and more reconnecting
**Pilots, see more fly-in and travel details below.

Sunday, Aug. 25

10:30 a.m. – President Manickam will bring the message at Silverwood Mennonite Church, 1745 W. Lincoln Avenue, Goshen
6 to 8 p.m. – All alumni and friends gathering at The Electric Brew, 118 E. Washington St., Goshen

RSVP form

**Fly-in details

  • If you plan to fly your own plane in, New Horizons will accommodate planes at its hangar, or will arrange to pick you up at the South Bend (Ind.) Airport. Contact Roger and Rhonda Yoder at rryoder@gmail.com to arrange these details.
  • A weekend discounted hotel package will be available for you and your family, who are invited as well! The hotels with discounts are Holiday Inn Express and Suites (1415 Lincolnway East, Goshen) and Comfort Inn (2309 Lincolnway East, Goshen).

This is a first of its kind Hesston College event that can bring aviation alumni and friends from around the world together in one spot. Fly, drive or walk, we just hope to see you there!

Contact Sheri Esau with questions at sheri.esau@hesston.edu or 620-327-8147.

Note: An Aviation Open House will be held on Friday, Sept. 27, at the Hesston College hangar at the Newton City/County Airport during A Hesston College Homecoming Weekend. The event will include a dedication of the Piper Twin Comanche that was recently refurbished in memory of former director Dan Miller ’78, who passed away in April 2017. The Twin is also scheduled to be at the Goshen fly-in.