Fly Van Buren features water balloon bomb toss
KEOSAUQUA — Join the Villages of Van Buren for the 13th annual Fly Van Buren June 15 at the Keosauqua airport.
The fly-in breakfast will be 7-10 a.m. at the Keosauqua Municipal Airport. The Keosauqua Lions Club will be serving an “all-you-can-eat” pancake and sausage breakfast for $7. All pilots are invited to fly in for a free breakfast.
The Ottumwa Radio-Control Flyers will be demonstrating their flying skills with remote control airplanes, which are approximately a one-fourth scale of the full-size aircraft.
New this year, the Indian Hills Community College Aviation Department will be on site with an Allison 250 Turbo Shaft Jet Engine demonstration and information about careers in aviation.
The Water Balloon Bomb Toss will be held again this year. Six people will get a free airplane ride as they attempt to drop three water balloons closest to the target on the ground. The closest to the bull’s-eye will win prizes.
Two people also will win a gift certificate good for a 30-minute plane ride from a licensed pilot. The certificate can be redeemed on a later day and time of the winner’s choosing.
A paper airplane contest for children and adults will begin at 8 a.m. The airplanes can be made on site or brought from home. Prizes will be awarded in all age groups.
The Air Evac Helicopter will be on display.
KRKN Radio will be broadcasting from 7-10 a.m.
Admission to the fly-in is free. Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs.
Breakfast will be served rain or shine, but all other activities are dependent on weather.
For more information, contact Villages of Van Buren at 800-868-7822, 319-293-7111 or visit the website at www.villagesofvanburen.com.