Classic plane show returns to Elkhart

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Dozens of vintage planes will swoop into the Elkhart Municipal Airport for their fourth annual Warbird fly-in on Saturday.

Gates open bright and early at 7 a.m. with the first formation contest starting at 10 a.m.

Members of the Steermen Bi-plane and T-6 clubs have been coming to Elkhart to show off their historic planes since 2010.

Breakfast and lunch will be served.

The event also features military vehicles in full array, patrolling the grounds and engaging in mock battle recreations.

“The Warbirds are something that everybody loves,” said Andy Jones, the Elkhart Municipal Airport manager. “These Warbirds are what helped to fight for democracy and made our country great, what it is today. And many of these pilots are veterans and they need to be honored.”

Donations of $10 per person or $30 per car will be collected. Proceeds go to help the pilots offset the expense of flying in.

The event goes all day Saturday until 6 p.m.

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