Fly-in draws aviation enthusiasts

Published 12:25 pm Saturday, May 8, 2010

Airplanes and model planes were on display Saturday at the first Brewton Spring Fly-in at the Brewton Municipal Airport.

Airplanes, model planes, antique cars and motorcycles were on display Saturday at the Brewton Municipal Airport for the first Brewton Spring Fly-in.

The event drew pilots from around the region who showed off their aircraft for interested residents.

“I think it’s awesome,” said pilot Kevin Bishop of Atlanta. Bishop works for Shell and often visits the Brewton Airport, where fixed base operator Freddie McCall is a customer.

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“The primary purpose of this is to educate the community about the airport,” Bishop said. “The airport is literally the front door to Brewton. For executives interested in putting a company here, this is going to be their first impression.”

The fly-in also featured a car show and motorcycle show as well as concessions. The fly-in will be open until 3 p.m. Saturday.

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