Sunday, June 08, 2014

Mid-Way Regional Airport (KJWY), Midlothian/Waxahachie, Texas: Locals, pilots 'Fly-in' for flapjacks

Mid-Way Regional Airport was opened to the public for its 15th annual Pancake Fly-in breakfast Saturday morning.

“This event is for the community and our customers to come out and see what the airport has to offer and show off our facility. Many of our customers fly in from all over the state with their antique aircraft to show them off to the guest,” Airport manager Judy Demoney said.

Along with the featured airplanes and visiting pilots who flew in, guests could gaze upon other shining metal bodies of Midlothian Classic Wheels' club cars. All of course after filling up on a hot pancake breakfast.

“Last year we served a little over 800. This year we have a lot more and the best attendance yet,” Demoney said.

All morning the lines extended well outside the hangar and the hangar’s inside was filled to capacity. Leaders and Scouts for Troop 524 kept the lines moving, making and serving the pancakes and side dishes.

“A part of the funds raised will go to the troop,” Demoney said.

All during the morning, the guests were entertained by stunt flying teams and a parachute group.

Besides looking at the planes there were some that were available for rides.

“Take the thrill of your life with a ride in a Pitts Special,” read the sign on a two-seat stunt plane. Another airplane was a Great Lakes biplane offering rides.

For those who wanted an aerial tour of Waxahachie, there were rides in a DC-3.

Two motorcycle groups also came to show off their classic motor cycles.

The turnout is well past our expectations.

“We have a very nice facility here and enjoy sharing it with the community,” Demoney said.


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