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18th Annual EAA Fly-In
Constitution-Tribune
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cloudy, overcast conditions caused major delays in the flying portion of the annual EAA Chapter 944 Fly-In Saturday at the Chillicothe Municipal Airport. Airplane rides for the youth were to begin at 9 a.m., but placing safety first, airport manager, Bill Kieffer, and EAA president, Dyle Wilson, waited until 1:45 p.m. to announce that the ceiling was finally safe to fly for the Young Eagles.

Other attractions for the crowd included face painting, a drawing and breakfast.


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CAPTION: Mayor Chuck Haney welcomed everyone to the EAA Fly-In on Saturday. Mayor Haney spoke briefly about the importance of supporting community events like the fly-in.

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After a cloudy morning at the Chillicothe Municipal Airport, Young Eagles began soaring over Chillicothe at around 1:45 p.m. at the 18th Annual EAA Fly-In. The flights were scheduled to start at 9 a.m. but due to cloudy, over-cast skies, were delayed until the afternoon once the ceiling had cleared.
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Young Eagles wait their turn in line on Saturday at the EAA Fly-In. Seven pilots flew 50 first time Young Eagles for free.
C-T Photo/Amanda McKay
There were two helicopters flying in on Saturday at the EAA Fly-In as well as two Ultra Lite.
C-T Photo/Amanda McKay
The St. Joseph Barnstormers R-C Flying Club attended the fly-in bringing with them several model airplanes and helicopters. The Barnstormers showcased their aircraft prior to the Young Eagle flights.
C-T Photo/Amanda McKay
Pilots flew in from Albany, Brookfield, Dalton, Jefferson City, Lonejack, Meadville, Milan, Norborne and St. Joseph. Two helicopters were present as well as two ultra lites.
C-T Photo/Amanda McKay
Breakfast and lunch at the EAA Fly-In served approximately 300. Breakfast consisted of pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee.

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