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Airport Busy With Fly-In

August 28th, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

A crowd of young people gathered around U.S. Rep. Sam Graves of Tarkio to visit and take pictures. Wearing a flight suit, Graves made a surprise stop in Chillicothe Saturday piloting his 1941 Boeing Stearman biplane. The congressman put on a brief air show for the enjoyment of the crowd before departing. C-T Photo / Catherine Stortz Ripley

By Catherine Stortz Ripley/C-T News Editor

The annual North Central Missouri EAA breakfast fly-in at the Chillicothe Municipal Airport east of town Saturday was a decided success with 134 youth boarding a plane and taking to the skies – most of them for the first time in their lives.

A surprise feature of the day was the appearance of U.S. Rep. Sam Graves, who flew his 1941 Boeing Stearman biplane to Chillicothe from Tarkio. Wearing a flight suit, the congressman spent a couple of hours in Chillicothe visiting with those attending the fly-in and having his picture taken with his plane. Read more…

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