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Unique aircraft flying in Saturday

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO A Marshalltown Aviation airplane is pictured recently. The Marshalltown Municipal Airport is located north of town at 2651 170th St. Marshalltown Aviation is a subsidiary of Midland Aircraft Sales and Services, Inc. The company offers airplane service and maintenance while leasing the city-owned airport land.

The Marshalltown Municipal Airport will be bustling this weekend with an open house and fly-in.

From 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday the annual free event will be open, rain or shine.

Aircraft from all over the Midwest will be flying in, as well as many local aircraft on display. On site will be an ambulance helicopter, crop dusters, trainers, experimental aircraft, corporate aircraft, remote-control aircraft and classic cars.

The event will not only be an opportunity to get an up-close look at local aviation but also get a pancake breakfast.

Matins Kiwanis will serve up pancakes and sausage for a fundraiser. Adults will pay $7 while children under 6 eat for $3.

Plans are underway to install an improved runway, a larger hangar and a new terminal building at the Marshalltown airport. Earlier this year Marshalltown city Council approved more than $175,000 to be used toward those updates.

The hangar improvements will allow for larger planes used by local and area corporations Emerson Process Management, JBS, Lennox and others.

The Marshalltown Municipal Airport is located three miles north of Marshalltown on Highway 14. For more information contact Marshalltown Aviation 641-752-0012.