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A feast for the eyes at Appetite for the Arts

Appetite for the Arts organizers L to R: Keith Flemming, Jeff Morgan, Carol Morgan and Jeff Sondles, Operations Director at Liberty Aviation Museum.

Friday night, August 15, through Sunday, August 17, the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council held its seventh annual Appetite for the Arts festival at the Liberty Aviation Museum hangar at the Erie-Ottawa International Airport.

On Friday night The Main Course gala took place. There was a sit down buffet catered by 1812 Food & Spirits and Cielo Grande complete with a cash bar, dessert and dancing. The music of the night was provided by The Naked Bacon Band and The Junk. There was a silent action and raffles along with the artists’ booths on display for gala goers to get a sneak peak at the show.

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Yankee Air Force supports the Warbirds Over Port Clinton

Yankee Lady, photo by the Erie-Ottawa International Airport Authority.

Yankee Lady, the pristine World War II Boeing B-17G heavy bomber and Yankee Warrior, the combat veteran B-25D Mitchell medium bomber, will be flying into Erie-Ottawa International Airport supporting the Warbirds Over Port Clinton air show.   The radio controlled air show opens Saturday morning August 23 at 9 a.m. and the B-25 Yankee Warrior will arrive shortly thereafter.  The four-engine Flying Fortress will arrive on Sunday morning helping open the second day. Both planes are based at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti Michigan.  The B-25 will be available for Flight Experience (FLEX) rides on Saturday and the B-17 will offer rides on Sunday. 

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Junior Pilot Camp graduates 15

On Friday, July 18, there were 15 graduates in the Erie-Ottawa International Airport’s July Junior Pilot Camp. At the camp the children learned the basics of flying and had hands-on experience in the physics of flight and were exposed to airport maintenance and management. There was also an introductory flight on an airplane and in a rotorcraft, a tour of the airport and gave the children an opportunity to meet and talk with pilots.

At the graduation on Friday, family and friends of the graduates gathered to watch the last act of the pilot camp which was a Jeopardy battle. The pilot Jeopardy gave students a chance to show what they learned during the camp. In first place there was a tie between Max Steinhauser and Jackson Kennedy. They even tied in final Jeopardy. In second place was Jon Brausch.

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