|Published: 8:54 AM, 06/12/2013
||Last updated: 8:54 AM, 06/12/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
Cloudy skies kept the planes from
putting on a show, but the Monroe County Airport held its first
community open house/Fly-In, Cruise-In on June 8.
"The event provided a unique
opportunity for local citizens to come out to the airport, walk out
onto the airfield and see a lot of interesting airplanes, visit with
aviation enthusiasts, and experience general aviation in an up-close
and personal way," said Monroe County Mayor Tim Yates.
In addition to being able to tour the
airport and look at the planes parked there, classic cars filled the
hangar and lunch was also available.
"We wanted to show our airport to the
citizens of Monroe County and provide a welcoming experience for
everyone that visits. We have worked very hard to make the airport a
clean, comfortable, and welcoming facility for everyone to be proud
of," said Yates.
classic cars and other parked planes, Mike Wagner (pictured) of Vonore spent the
morning working on his Piper Tomahawk airplane. Wagner said he mainly
uses the plane for sightseeing and to take his family on short
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