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Ironwood Township - September 14, 2009

Saturday was the Gogebic-Iron County Fly-In and Mother Nature finally cooperated and there was perfect weather for the event.

There was of course planes coming and going all day, but there were other things happening as well. There was a great deal of entertainment including music by John Keating, (always a treat), rides, games and amusements for kids of every age. There was a flea market including arts and crafts for sale.

The Klassic Kruisers were on hand with some their fine classic automobiles.

There were raffles and a contest being held to rename the airport. Which assumes that the airport need renaming. Let’s hope that the winning name is something wild and different such as “Gogebic – Iron County Airport”! That way at least people will know where the heck the airport is located. What a complex thought!

This was a day of flying in and out up and down. It was quite nice. For a very reasonable sum, you could take either a plane or a helicopter flight, which many people took advantage of this warm and clear day.

Members of the Civil Air Patrol came by air and by land to the fly-in. Members of the Superior Squadron flew to the airport, while Captain Alan Scmitz and Lt. Carol Schmitz, members of the Eagle River Composite Squadron, drove in with their awesome mobile command center.

Last but not least there was food! A pancake breakfast was served in the morning and sandwiches and dogs were served up in the afternoon.

The airport staff and volunteers did a terrific job in staging this event, which resulted in a great day for all the friends, family and guests that attended this year’s Fly-In.