Vinton County Air Show set for Sept. 17

VINTON COUNTY — The Vinton County Air Show will take place at the Vinton County Airport Sunday, Sept. 17. The airport’s chicken barbecued dinners will be served beginning at 11 a.m. and the air show will begin at 1 p.m. Airplane rides will be offered following the air show.

This event is billed as Ohio’s largest free air show, but a donation for parking will be requested.

Numerous vendors will be set up on the grounds, a split the pot will be offered, and the event provides a family friendly all day event at the beautiful Vinton County Airport.

There will be plenty of RC planes in the air as well as performances by at least three full-sized planes and pilots demonstrating their flying skills. Of course, it all depends on the weather with performers coming from distant airports. Arrangements are still being made, but other aircraft should be on site for examination and near the end of the event a Candy Drop for the kids will be offered. A safety seminar for pilots, provided by the FAA, will begin at 10 a.m. in the terminal.

The Vinton County Airport is located about five miles north of McArthur just off Route 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.