Fly-in and Pancake Breakfast Saturday

The grass landing strip at the Havana Regional Airport will be a busy one on Saturday, June 23 when the local flying club hosts their 12th annual Fly In and Pancake Breakfast. The airport is just six miles south of Havana on Route 97,

The public is invited to come and enjoy a breakfast of pancakes and sausages and to come see the display of aircraft that have been invited to be part of the day.

Among them will be the St. John’s Saint’s Flight helicopter.

Just for the kids there will be a junior flight simulator, and for the scientifically minded there will be a cutaway motor to inspect.

An aerobatic homebuilt RV-4 was among the special visiting aircraft last year and is expected to return again this year.

In addition to airplanes, visitors will also enjoy an encampment of World War II re-enactors.

Visitors will see a wide variety of aircraft take off and land, ranging from big Air Tractors that provide aerial spraying to the smallest home-built gyrocopters.

The event is scheduled for 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and pancakes and sausages will be served from 7 to 10:30 a.m.

Commercial-rated pilots will be offering rides for a fee and will provide their passengers with a bird’s-eye view of the area for those interested in a ride that day.

The airport is located about six miles south of Havana, just off Route 97. Watch for signs.

The event is hosted by the local EAA Chapter 1420, which has named the event in honor of one of their members, the late Harvey Tapscott.

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