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Fly into Osage City to enjoy the barbecue celebration

Pilots: Osage City’s airport is on the east side of town. Approach from the south, touch down and stop before reaching the end of the 2,560-foot runway. Taxi to the aprons or where guided and greeters will assist you. Photo by Rick Potter.

The 2016 Wings in the Spring Fly-In is scheduled 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Osage City Municipal Airport, to allow pilots and aviation enthusiasts to meet socially and enjoy the weekend barbecue celebration at Osage City.

Coffee, soda, bottled water and doughnuts will be available on a first-come first-served basis starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, for pilots and guests who fly in.

Weather permitting, the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1535, from Burlington, will be conducting Young Eagles flights starting at 9 a.m. Young Eagles flights are part of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s group mission. Kids from the ages of 8 to 17 can get a short introductory flight in an airplane owned by an EAA member. A local contact for more info on the EAA and the Young Eagles program is Jim Smith; he can be reached at 785-220-9937.

There will be information available to the public regarding the Osage City Airport Improvement Project, which is currently wrapping up required land acquisitions preparatory to beginning survey work.

Visiting pilots and others are also encouraged to visit downtown Osage City, where the Cruisn’ and Cookn’ Car Show will be going on in conjunction with Smoke in the Spring State BBQ Championship.

For more information about the fly-in, contact Wings in the Spring organizer Mike Handly at 785-231-9085.

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