Quote Originally Posted by FlyingRon View Post
Correct, there were TWO types of admissions back in the day. Normal admission got you into the exhibits/fly mart. To get through the arch, or south on Wittman road past the red barn, you had to have a "flight line" pass which either meant you were a pilot, a member of the EAA or some other pilot group (like AOPA), or otherwise approved.
And I never saw anyone smoking on the flight line in those days, lol. I made the mistake of stepping my big toe across the "no food permitted beyond this point" line with an ice cream cone in hand and was immediately accosted by 2 volunteers who turned me around, lol. It was great!