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50th Father’s Day Fly-In

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It is the 50th Anniversary – Golden Jubilee Father’s Day Fly-In this weekend at the Columbia Airport.

Benny Stuth, Tuolumne County Airport Manager, was Thurday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

The fun starts both Saturday and Sunday at 7:00 am with the traditional Boy Scout Troop Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast, followed by each day’s festivities. The fly-in hours are from 8 AM – 4 PM both days, followed by dinner and entertainment on Saturday under a shade canopy on aturday beginning at 5:30 PM.

Rare B-25 thirty minute airplane rides are available. There will also be fifteen minute Cessna 172 and a Stearman rides.

Any aviation enthusiast would enjoy this show, which includes aerial demonstrations, flour bombing contests and plane versus vehicle races. Many classic, experimental and restored aircraft will be on hand for viewing by the public.

Additionally, there will be plenty of vendors with various collectibles, food and drink.

This is a family event as a children’s hangar will be located nearby that will feature bouncy houses, arts and crafts and some pilots will be stopping by to talk with the kids.

Admission is only $5 at the gate (free for children aged 12 and under) with parking and a shuttle ride available from the Columbia Elementary campus. Admission is free for veterans with military I.D..

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The KVML “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.

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