Kids Fly Free at Vinton County Airport

One of the most popular events at the Vinton County Airport each year is the Young Eagles/Leaf Peep where youngsters through age 17 can get one free airplane ride. This event will be held at the airport Sunday, October 21 beginning at noon and running until 5 p.m. All are welcome to take rides, but those older than 17 must get a ticket at $30 per adult.

There will also be food available in the airport’s shelter house all afternoon.

Pilots from the Vinton County Pilots and Boosters Association will provide the rides which also offer the added pleasure of seeing the fall leaf colors from the air although this year the colors are slow in coming.

This is the last formal event at the airport for 2018, so don’t miss the opportunity to see a good portion of Vinton County from the air.

The Vinton County Airport is located about six miles north of McArthur just off St. Rt. 93 on Airport Road.

For more information contact Nick Rupert at 740-357-0268 or Steve Keller at 740-418-2612.

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