The annual fly-in breakfast will be taking over the Havre airport this Saturday to provide people a chance to see some airplanes up close, talk with the pilots and get children in the air with a free flight.
Air Fair 2013 will begin with breakfast at 7 a.m. in the main hangar of the Havre City-County Airport west of town. The breakfast will include all you can eat of pancakes, sausage, eggs, and biscuits and gravy, with coffee and juice, for $7. Children younger than 6 eat for free.
But the breakfast isn't all that's offered at the event.
People can wander the hangar and the tarmac to look at airplanes and ask the pilots about flying and their planes, which are likely to include Cessna 172s, a Pitts and possibly a powered parachute, as well as others that will be flown in for the morning.
Some of the planes on exhibit will be homebuilt by the pilots. Co-organizer Willie Hurd said he will have his RV-9 project on display and a kit-built Zenith may be there from Big Sandy.
Children will have a chance to take free flights in various airplanes.
A sky-bowling competition will be held again this year before 11 a.m. when the show and breakfast end.
The Air Fair, a free event, is sponsored by the Montana Pilots Association’s North Central Hangar, said Hurd, adding that the proceeds are used to help provide amenities at the airport for pilots who are passing through the area. The conveniences include a courtesy car and Internet service, he said.
The public is invited to attend Air Fair 2013. For more information, contact Willie Hurd at 945-3646 or Tony Dolphe at 390-5689.