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6/5/2014 3:41:00 PM
Chelan fly-in back after hiatus
Matt Baide
Staff Writer

After a two-year absence, the Lake Chelan Airport will host a fly-in this Saturday, June 7.
"We've had trouble getting people interested," Pilot Bill Worth said. "The president passed away and we inherited the event, and we pushed it back, but he would have wanted us to keep the event going."
The event will be the same as it was before the hiatus. More than 100 planes will be at the fly-in, with people and pilots getting together and serving breakfast and lunch, as well as camping available and a live band being at the airport. There will be parachute jumpers and other pilots flying around the area as well.
"It will be about the same with about 100 planes," Worth said. "We usually get quite a good crowd."
Worth said that the airport is doing well under the new management of Chelan City Administrator Paul Schmidt. The airport will have a yard-sale Friday, June 6, to raise money for the event and airport. There will be a wide-variety of items, from old plane parts to other items related to flying. There will be a shuttle available to get out to both events at the airport.
Event organizers warn attendees to be careful going out to the airport for these events, because people could catch the flying bug.
"I can't imagine not flying," Worth said. "Flying is like breathing. You get to see a lot of places and at the event, you might catch the flying bug."





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