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Plane enthusiasts wanted Jan. 16

In an effort to expand aviation interest in Brewton, a fly-in at the Brewton Municipal Airport will be held on Sat., Jan. 16.

The event is partly organized by John Farrow, a member of the Monroeville Aviation group, and Freddy McCall Jr., Brewton airport manager.

“The aviation community in Brewton is tight-knit, but we’re trying to expand it and in the Evergreen area,” Farrow said. “(McCall) and I are very good friends, and we’re working to expand services in Brewton such as flight training.

“We want the public to know that pilots aren’t like they are often made out to be,” Farrow said. “That’s a big problem in aviation – the misconception that flying is very expensive. It’s actually very affordable.”

The public is invited to the Brewton airport to learn more about the aviation field – to enjoy some good fun.

The group will be hosting its first fly in of 2016 featuring the Grass Stripper Squadron from Milton, Fla.  A large group, the squadron flies up to 20 planes per day. Planes will be available for viewing and pilots for questioning, Farrow said.

“We’re also going to do a poker run,” he said. “We’ll serve breakfast at 9 a.m. and a briefing at 10:30 a.m. We’ll leave Brewton, go to Andalusia, then Greenville and then Monroeville to eat lunch before returning to Brewton.”

Cards will be distributed at each stop, Farrow said.

“We’d love for the community to bring the kids out and enjoy the day as we show our love of aviation,” he said.

For more information, contact Farrow at 251.593.0248.