Fly in, drive in to Buchan Airport in October and help avionics students

img_4111-flyin-15As the bright morning sun sheds its first light on Buchan Airport, you may hear the welcome drone of a light plane in its landing pattern while a score of volunteers are busily preparing for the Tenth Annual Buchan Airport Fly-in breakfast.

This year’s 10th annual fly-in will take place at Buchan Airport, located on the north end of Old Englewood Road, on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon. Admission is free.

There is ample free parking, and donations will be graciously accepted. Last season’s caterer, The French Artisan, will return, providing a choice of two quiche dishes prepared and served by the owners. The menu includes pastry and orange juice, and coffee will be available for $6.

A portion of the proceeds of this event will go toward a scholarship for students in pursuit of a career in aviation. Last year’s winners were Jeffrey Booth and Jacob Rasnick, both from Lemon Bay High School and pursuing a career in aviation.

As many as 40 airplanes of various types – including biplanes, helicopters, private and experimental aircraft – are expected and will be available for viewing, as well as discussion with the pilots.

There will be numerous exhibitors together with RC planes, aviation books and parts, among them the Historical Society, Arts Alliance, Civil Air Patrol Wings, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

A raffle of donated prizes will be awarded, including jewelry and gift certificates from local restaurants in addition to Zeke’s Uptown and Englewoods on Dearborn.

Call (941) 475-4854 for more info.