The eighth annual fly in event at the Sullivan Regional Airport will be Saturday, Aug. 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Put on by the Missouri Wing of the Commemorative Air Force out of St. Charles County, several World War II air crafts will land at the Sullivan Regional Airport including a B-25 Mitchell Bomber, a TMB Avenger, L-3 airplane, a T-28 airplane, a Chinese military plane and more, according to John Fester with the CAF.
Those who want to take a ride in the B-25 Bomber or the TBM Avenger can register online at cafmo.org. Sponsored by the EAA Young Eagle Flights, children ages 8-17 will be able to take free airplane rides provided by the Show Me Barnstormers Club.
In addition to the aircrafts, there will also be a car show, helicopter rides, craft and food vendors, music and entertainment, and fire and police vehicles open for public viewing. Registration for the car show is $15 and trophies will awarded at noon.
“It’s a good family-friendly event,” Fester said.
“We’re all about honoring the military.”
Admission is free to the public. The Sullivan Regional Airport is located at 1249 Airport Road in Sullivan.
For more information, visit cafmo.org.
The Missouri Wing of the CAF is a nonprofit organization. Its mission is to preserve World War II military aviation history, artifacts, aviation-related memories of the people who participated in or witnessed the war, as well as sharing the history with the public, according to its website.
“Our goal is to help foster an appreciation of the remarkable achievements of Americans and free people around the world during that important era of our nation’s history,” the website states.