Airfest 2010 coming to Cottonwood

COTTONWOOD - Get ready for more fun and airplane noise. If you missed Airport Appreciation Day last year, you missed all the fun. There were airplanes in the sky all day long and plenty to do at the Cottonwood Airport on the ground.

The Cottonwood Airport's Airfest 2010 Oct. 16 brings back all the excitement, thrill and fun of flying with classic air machines and airplane rides.

This year, the airport honors Glory Days of the World War II airmen and women from "Rosie the Riverters" to gunners, bombardiers, mechanics and Aces.

A VFW honor guard will help pay tribute.

Bring your camera. There will be plenty of aircraft from bi-planes, P-34, and AT-6 Texan trainers and T-28 fighter, a Nanching Chinese trainer and many other last-minute surprises.

For those who want to stay on the ground, a classic car show will also have many collector treats. Register your ride with Frank Hoene at 634-8046.

Get to the Cottonwood Airport early to enjoy all the activities. Hot Air Balloons will begin launch at 7 a.m.

There will be food and drink for refreshments. If you would rather fill up, then a Pancake Breakfast will be served, dripping with melting butter and syrup.

Breakfast will be served until 9 a.m. and then Hog Wild will take over serving up barbecue.

This year a wine tasting tent will also be part of the fun. For more information call Tim Costello at 634-8033 or Jim Money at 649-2255. Admission is $3, children under 12 are free.

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