Vinton County Airport hosting annual ‘leaf peep’ event

McARTHUR — The Vinton County Airport will host its annual Leaf Peep/Young Eagles event beginning at noon on Oct. 16. During the afternoon kids through age 17, can receive one free airplane ride given by pilots from the Vinton County Pilots and Boosters Association (VCPBA).

Food will be available all afternoon in the airport’s shelter house and riders will be able to see the changing colors of the leaves from the air. For the comfort of very young children they may need to be accompanied by their parents or guardians who will have to pay for their ride, but the youngsters will fly free. Adult rides will cost $30 per seat.

Parking and attendance at this airport event are free.

For more information about the event call VCPBA President Nick Rupert at 740-357-0267 or Secretary Steve Keller at 740-418-2612.

The Vinton County Airport is located about six miles north of McArthur just off St. Rt. 93 on Airport Road. Signs for the airport are posted. Money raised at all airport events is used to maintain and operate the airport. All pilots donate their planes and time for the benefit of the airport and for those they fly over the Vinton County landscape.