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Fly-in Drive-in at the Ogle County airport July 4

A pilot flies his plane to the Ogle County Airport.
A pilot flies his plane to the Ogle County Airport.

Independence Day at Ogle County Airport starts with the bang-bang, pop-pop of piston-powered airplanes coming in for a great hot breakfast.

The annual Drive-In Fly-In Breakfast starts at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 4 and runs until noon.

The whole family can enjoy the freedom of American general aviation along with an all-you-can-eat that includes Eickman’s whole hog sausage, scrambled eggs, and small mountains of pancakes with all the fixings.

Each year this event attracts more than 1,000 people who relish the fun, excitement, and community of local general aviation.

Private pilots throughout the region fly their vintage open-cockpit biplanes and sleek aerobatic experimental aircraft to the grass strip airport located on Illinois Highway 64 between Mount Morris and Oregon.

A donation for breakfast is $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.

Local pilots, student pilots, and other volunteers who are members of Ogle County Pilots, Inc., Rock River Flyers flying club based at the airport, and local EAA Chapter 682 contribute their time and effort to make the breakfast a success.

Proceeds from the breakfast go to support the Ogle County Airport, which has a proud tradition as the county’s only privately supported public airport. No tax dollars are used at Ogle County Airport.

For more information, call (815) 732-7268.

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