Thursday, May 29, 2014

Fly Van Buren set for June 14: Keosauqua Municipal Airport (6K9), Iowa

KEOSAUQUA — Join the Villages of Van Buren for the 14th annual Fly Van Buren.

The Fly-In all-you-can-eat breakfast, served by the Keosauqua Lions Club, will be held from 7-10 a.m. at the Keosauqua, Iowa Municipal Airport June 14. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 5-10, and children under 5 eat free. All pilots are invited to Fly-In for a free breakfast.

Airplane rides will be available for $25 per person. The Ottumwa Radio-Control Flyers will be demonstrating their flying skills with remote control airplanes, which are approximately a ¼ scale of the full-size aircraft. Indian Hills Aviation Department will be on site with an Allison 250 Turbo Shaft Jet Engine demonstration. You will also be able to learn more about an exciting career in Aviation.

The Water Balloon Bomb Toss is back. Two people will get a free airplane ride as they attempt to drop water balloons closest to the target on the ground. The closest to the bull's-eye will win prizes, which will include a free 30-minute plane ride. A paper airplane contest for kids and adults will begin at 8 a.m. Bring your own or make one on site. Prizes will be awarded in all age groups. The Air Evac Helicopter will also be on display.

There is no admission fee for the Fly-In, so bring the family and your lawn chairs. Breakfast will be served rain or shine, all other activities dependent on weather.

For more information, contact Villages of Van Buren at 800-868-7822 or 319-293-7111 or visit the website at


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