The Booneville Municipal Airport will be hosting another fly-in on Saturday, July 14.
The fly-in is sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1156, which is based on a grass airstrip at Etna in Franklin County.
The EAA is a national organization that promotes aviation-related activities relating to homebuilt and experimental airplanes, certified airplanes, and increasing public awareness of the joys of aviation through free Young Eagle and Eagle flights at local airports around the country.
The Booneville Airport (4M2) fly-in will have free “Young Eagle” flights for youths age 8-17.
Young Eagles must have a parent or guardian on site and all must sign a release before the flight takes place.
“Last year volunteer pilots gave about 90 youths their first airplane ride. Again, all rides are free,” said Booneville Airport Commission Chairman Mike Wyrick.
Experimental, light sport, and certified airplanes will be on display for the public to see and touch, and the AirEvac Lifeteam helicopter is scheduled to fly in and be on display if they are not out on a lifesaving mission.
Everyone is encouraged to bring a lawn chair and spend the day. Kona Ice and popcorn available for purchase.
The Etna based chapter and the Booneville’s airport have been regularly hosting similar events at the both airports since 2014 and the Booneville Airport has also welcomed other groups, including Greenwood’s ROTC earlier this year.
Information will also be available for prospective EAA members. The website for the association is: www.1156.eaachapter.org.
For more information contact association president David Brown at 965-6341.