SIREN—The annual fly-in at the Burnett County Airport on July 21, according to Jeremy Sickler, is meant to show what an asset the airport is to the county.
Sickler, airport manager, made his comments to the county’s infrastructure committee last week.
“Even though it’s called a fly-in, we want people to feel comfortable driving in — the public is more than welcome,” he said.
He said a new club at the airport has raised about $4,000 for the fly-in.
“The newly-formed Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is attempting to bring in new attractions such as vintage military aircraft and vehicles,” Sickler explained.
In addition, committee chairman Chuck Awe said the sheriff’s department will have its evidence trailer and a SWAT vehicle at the airport plus the Webster Fire Department will have its ladder truck on scene.
“We are trying to get stuff out there so we can draw people to the airport to show it’s an asset,” he reasoned.