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Morgan Airport to have World War II Fly In

Article Date: 
20 May, 2011 (All day)

 

The Morgan Airport is planning a fly-in at the airport for June 4.  The event will have displays of World War II vehicles including Jeeps, motorcycles, and airplanes.   It is a chance for residents to see the aircraft of World War II up close.

The day will begin with a free pancake breakfast at 7:00 a.m. (donations are gladly accepted).  A World War II pilot will speak to those gathered and share his experiences.  Those attending will also be able to view the displays.

The Commemorative Air Force will be participating in the event.  The Commemorative Air Force is the largest flying museum in the world.  The CAF is a nonprofit aviation association dedicated to Honoring American Military Aviation through flight, exhibition and remembrance, by maintaining a flying museum of classic military aircraft.

The CAF has a fleet of more than 160 airplanes representing 60 different types of American and select foreign aircraft from military conflicts since WWII.  The aircraft are assigned to 74 CAF units across the country. These units, comprised of CAF members and volunteers, restore and operate the planes which are viewed by more than 10 million spectators annually.

More than just a collection of flyable warbirds, the Commemorative Air Force’s fleet of historic aircraft, known as the “Ghost Squadron,” recreate, remind and reinforce the lessons learned from the defining moments in American military aviation history. The demands of aerial combat drove the great technological advances in aviation that occurred during and after World War II. Many different types of aircraft were developed, often designed for very specific missions.

It should be a fun day to enjoy a little history,  a little action and some good food.