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Spirits sure to soar during Aviation Day Saturday at Smithville Municipal Airport
April 21, 2022
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  • Up, Up, and Away!

    Saturday is expected to be a great day for flying and you will have a chance to do just that during Aviation Day and Open House at the Smithville Municipal Airport.

    Whether you take to the skies or keep your feet on the ground your spirits will soar with all the fun things to see and do.

    Smithville Airport Manager Katelyn Sanders said the event will be held Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. featuring a variety of aircraft from planes and helicopters to gyrocopters. There will also be plenty of food and a 45-gallon Yeti will be given away which is navy blue in color and bears the Smithville Airport logo. Raffle tickets available at the event.

    “Admission is free. We will have a place for everybody to park. Planes will be flying in. MTSU will be bringing in one of their Diamond aircraft. The Tippen family will have a Stearman. Our local experimental aircraft association chapter will have a lot of gyrocopters which is basically an airplane and helicopter put together. The National Guard and Ascension Saint Thomas will also be bringing in helicopters. We will have food trucks including the Greek Station, Slick Pig Barbeque, Central Ice Shack, and the Pizza Machine,” said Sanders.

    Helicopter rides will also be offered for $20 per person with a minimum of two but no more than three persons per ride.

    “Come join us! You’re sure to have a great time,” said Sanders.