Vinton Co. Air Show slated for Sept. 20

Staff Report

McARTHUR — The Vinton County Air Show, one of the area’s premium attractions, will take place at the Vinton County Airport on Sept. 20 with the airport’s BBQ chicken dinners ready to serve at 11 a.m.

The air show will begin at 1 p.m. with skydivers performing from about a mile above the airport. There will be aerobatics and precision flying from big airplanes, as well as demonstration flying from remote controlled airplanes doing maneuvers bigger airplanes cannot do.

There will be an array of vintage aircraft on display, as well as ultra-lights and hang gliders. At the end of the show, there will be a Candy Drop for the children sponsored by the McArthur Eagles, whose members have also cooked the chicken.

Airplane rides, at $30 per person, will be offered following the show and will continue until all those wanting rides have been able to take one. Get your ticket early since the line sometimes gets long and rides are given in order that tickets are sold. Rides are given by pilots from the Vinton County Pilots and Boosters Association.

When people arrive at the airport, a $10 donation will be requested for parking. The donation is for the car and all the people in it, not per person. Load-up the car and drive to the airport.

The Vinton County Airport is located about six miles north of McArthur just off St. Rt. 93 on Airport Road. Follow the signs.

For more information, contact Association President Nick Rupert at 740-357-0268 or Steve Keller at 740-418-2612. People can also check online.

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