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Experimental Aircraft Assn. (EAA) Chapter 1218, Willow Springs will host their annual Fly-In and Open House, Saturday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This year’s event will focus on honoring our war veterans beginning with an Honor Guard at 10 a.m., followed by the release of 50 red, white and blue balloons symbolizing the United States. There will be vintage aircraft on display, radio controlled aircraft demonstrations and a flight simulator.
Information centers about the building of the Wright Flyer replica, the Young Eagle program and the Pietenpol will be on site.
A Pietenpol experimental aircraft built by chapter members will also be on display. The Pietenpol began as spruce lumber, steel tubing and fabric and was completed in less than a year.
Awards will be given for the oldest and newest airplane on the field; oldest and youngest pilot in attendance; and farthest distance flown.
The Chapter will be accepting donations to benefit the Ozarks Honor Flights, so more WWII veterans will have the opportunity to see their memorial in Washington, D.C.
The public is invited to join us as we celebrate our freedom to fly and love of airplanes.
EAA Chapter1218 was formed in 1998 with 18 charter members. The Chapter has grown to over one hundred thirty members in a seven county area. In October 2006, the Chapter dedicated the meeting room/hangar facility at 810 Bryan, on the west side of the Willow Springs Memorial Airport.
EAA provides member programs and activities that allow members to meet others with the same interests.
For more information visit our website at www.eaa1218.org. or call 417 469-4212 or 417 252-0332.