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Aviation enthusiasts invited to DeKalb airport festivities

The first annual Bi-Wing, Antique and Classic Fly-in will continue through Sunday at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport. Festivities include rides, a flour-bombing contest, a small “fly” market, and pork chop lunches available for purchase. Forty aircraft are scheduled to fly in from around the country. For more information, visit www.AmericanBiplaneFlyin.com.

The DeKalb County chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association Inc. will host its 45th pancake breakfast from 7-11:30 a.m. Sunday at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport main building. The breakfast, $6 per person, includes pancakes, cooked-to-order eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit EAA241, which supports Young Eagle rallies, an annual scholarship and several other youth services in the community.

The EAA is an international organization of pilots and aviation enthusiasts that offers the opportunity to share the spirit of aviation. During its 50-year history, EAA members have endeavored to not only promote access to the thrill of personal flight, but also to preserve aviation history and to use this history to inspire and educate young people. Locally, chapter 241 meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month, generally at Corporate Hanger 3. Visit the local website for details, www.eaa241.org.

On June 12, the DeKalb County EAA241 chapter will sponsor a Young Eagle rally from 9-11 a.m. at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport. Children ages 8 to 17 have the opportunity to experience the thrill of flight with an introduction to general aviation by an experienced volunteer pilot. Pilots at the event will explain more about their airplanes allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure that safety is the prime concern before every flight. All Young Eagles are assigned to available aircraft on site on a first-come, first-flown basis, weather and pilot availability permitting; pilots reserve the right to limit participation. Additional information is available at www.EAA241.org.

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