Kids fly free at Vinton County Airport event


VINTON COUNTY — Sunday, Oct. 15, kids 17 years of age and younger, will be able to take one free airplane ride during an annual Vinton County Airport event called Leaf Peep/Young Eagles. All other riders will pay $30 per person.

The leaves are changing color which can best be seen from the air.

The event will begin at noon when fresh grilled hamburgers and hot-dogs will be ready. Also included in the menu will be nachos, chips, and soft drinks.

The route of airplane rides from the airport will be over the Village of McArthur, then east to the Village of Zaleski and Austin Powder, then north to Lake Hope State Park, and back to the airport.

This will be the last airport event of the season at the general aviation facility.

The Vinton County Airport is located about five miles north of McArthur just off St. Rt. 93 on Airport Road.

For more information contact Nick Rupert at 740-357-0268 or Steve Keller at 740-418-2612. The event is sponsored by the all-volunteer Vinton County Pilots and Boosters Association. All proceeds from airport events are used for the maintenance and operation of the airport.