Parr Airport Fun Day

POSTED BY: News Department
Saturday, July 5, 2003 - 08:54 PM
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A local airport in Muskingum County celebrates the one hundreth anniversary of the Wright brothers taking off. Spectators at the Parr Airport in Zanesville got an aviation treat this afternoon. Ten airplanes participated in a couple of events. One of which was bomb dropping. "It's a fifty foot circle, and we have a projectile, it's a lime bag and they have three tries to get it into this circle," says Robert Norman, Flight Instructor and Mechanic at Parr Airport. "Keeping in mind that there's wind involved with this and flying th airplane. It takes a lot of skill. It's not as easy as it looks." Norman says he wanted to have the fun day to celebrate the Wright brothers, but also to ease some flying fears. "Aviation's just been a little slow since the terrorist attack, and we're trying to get people re-energized about flying," says Norman. Besides the bomb dropping contest, planes also participated in a spot landing contest.

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