2017-09-05 / Front Page

Airport Appreciation Days, Sept. 9 & 10

Plans are flying high for Putnam County Airport Appreciation Days to be held on Sept. 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Putnam County Regional Airport, 100 Ballard Lane, Greencastle IN.

This a family friendly event with something fun for aviators and non aviators of all ages hosted by the Putnam County Airport Authority and PDM Aviation, LLC.

Festivities to begin on Saturday with the raising of the flag and Bobbie Lancaster will perform American the Beautiful at 9 a.m.

Many community partners will be participating in the event. EAA Chapter 1374 will be holding their annual Young Eagle Rally; children eight-17 will be able to obtain a free airplane ride during the rally. They will receive a certificate and logbook to document the flight. (Parents or Guardian must be present.)

For the adults and children under the age of eight there will be paid rides available by PDM Aviation, LLC. In a Cessna 172 or with Cliff Robinson in his Stearman Bi-Plane or by helicopter with Freedom Helicopters.

For all kids of all ages Big Bounce House Fun Rental will be bringing some fun inflatable’s, iceless ice skating rink, face painting and other surprises. Greencastle Greater Chamber of Commerce and The Greencastle Rotary Club will have games and gifts to hand out to attendees. You will be able to visit booths and displays of The Greencastle Fire Department, Greencastle City Police, Putnam County Operation Life, Putnam County Sheriff Department, Community Emergency Response Team, Air National Guard, Aircraft Owners Pilots Association, Stat Flight, Air E Vac , The Poplar Rotorcraft Association Chapter 34, Area 30 Career Center, Ham Radio Operators, York Automotive, Fashion & Freedom LLC and others.

D.J. Figgy Hardwick of Figgy’s follies will be entertaining the attendees throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. WREB will be broadcasting live on Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon, sponsored by PDM Aviation, LLC.

Howard Brooks of DePauw University will be conducting a High Altitude Balloon Launch on Saturday at 12:15 p.m. The Greencastle Fire Department Smoke House will be on hand Sunday for demonstrations exiting a building during an emergency.

Food vendors will include The Lions Club, Hatchet House BBQ and Molly’s Taco’s.

Come join us for two days of fun and enjoying the world of aviation. Check out the event on Facebook for updates, 2017 Putnam County Airport Appreciation Days or you may contact Doug Miller at 765-721-1289 or J.R. Scott at 765-721-7260.

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