Open house at the airport

“Planes, Pancakes and Classic Cars” will once again fill the ramp areas at Marshalltown’s Airport on Saturday, Sept. 16. Pancakes will be served between 7-11 a.m. by the Matins Kiwanis Club, along with orange juice, sausage and coffee. Adult breakfast will be $7, kids ages 10 or under are $3. Viewing of aircraft on display, and classic cars is free. Come join the fun, see friends and learn more about the vital role aviation plays in our economy. The Marshalltown Airport is located north of the city a few miles, then turn west from Highway 14 onto Airport Road for three-fourths mile. Attractions will include a wide variety of beautifully restored classic cars from area restorers, and lots of airplanes based at Marshalltown will include those used in business travel, personal enjoyment, and many experimental aircraft built of either wood, aluminum or fiberglass. Many members of the local chapter #675 of the Experimental Aircraft Association will be present to visit about the plane they built. Doug Boyd of Marshalltown is shown above during his approach to landing in the plane he built, a Waiex. He has been flying the YX for over five years and uses it for personal travel. Special appearance aircraft that are invited and may fly to the open souse event would be a life-flight helicopter, ag tractor spray planes, or restored military planes from World War II Korea or Vietnam era, weather permitting.