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Aircraft land at St. Landry Parish Airport ahead of Fly In and Expo

Posted at 1:49 PM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 20:23:58-04

Aircrafts for the Summer Flyn In & Vintage War Bird Expo have made it to St. Landry Parish.

The expo begins on Friday June 26 at 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm It will continue on through the weekend Saturday, June 27th: 9am - 3pm and Sunday, June 28th: 12pm - Noon.

Today, CAF Gulf Coast Wing's B-17 Texas Raiders landed at the airport

The event, held at the St. Landry Parish airport, will feature vintage aircraft, airplane tours, food trucks, live music, classic car displays, and RC airplanes.

Howard Quoyeser, a crewman on the Texas Raiders, said, "Every place is different, and it's all fun. It's a great excitement. It allows us to bring forth the stories that we've been told by the World War Two generation."

"This is going to be a fantastic event not just for our airport but for the community as a whole. An event of this caliber with an aviation theme has not been done in this area in a while. This is a family event and we want everyone from all over to fly in or drive and see the B17 and other vintage aircraft," Airport Manager David Allen said.

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