‘Fly-in’ barbecue set to go

The second-annual “Fly-in, Drive-in” barbecue is ready to take off Saturday at the Fort Frances Airport–providing Mother Nature co-operates.
“It’s looking good if you just give us good weather,” organizer Bruce Caldwell noted.
At least 14 planes plan to land at the airport Saturday morning for the barbecue, which also will include a display of vehicles from the local Early Iron Club and radio-controlled planes.
Another new feature this year will be orientation flights for “Young Eagles.” Children aged seven to 16 can take to the air with a veteran pilot for about 15 minutes, and will receive a certificate upon landing.
“I’ve had quite a few calls from people regarding the orientation flyers,” said Caldwell.
The “Young Eagles” is part of the U.S. Experimental Aviation Association’s regular activities at fly-ins throughout the States.
The day-long event will kick off with a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., then a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Planes are coming in from Winnipeg, Kenora, Dryden, and Kakabeka Falls, with most expected to be here by 11 a.m.
“There will be older-type planes and there will be some home-built planes, as well,” said Caldwell.
At least 10 old-fashioned vehicles will be on display and a Dryden pilot, among others, will be bringing his radio-controlled planes for demonstrations.