An Open House at the Airport

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An Open House at the Airport

Hundreds took advantage of weather on Saturday to take a trip out to the Sheridan County Airport for a day of fun-filled aviation activities. It was the airport's Open House and Fly-In.

Fred Barton helped organize the event and says the day was to remind people what a treasure we have in our airport, which is the second busiest in the state, but also to interest young people in flying.

Chris Gartner, a flight instructor with Rocky Mountain College was on hand. He's been flying since he was twelve. He says pilots will soon be in demand.

Modern, classic, antique, working, as well as amateur-built aircraft were on display. But the highlight of the day, were the free airplane rides for the kids. Brandy Patceg was in line waiting with her three kids.

Patceg came prepared; she brought snacks, but would it be enough?

Five year-old Austin Eychaner from Banner was pretty impressed with his ride.

The Fly-In attracted pilots and aircraft from throughout the region and was sponsored by the Sheridan Pilots' Association.

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