“Tin Goose” Chapter 1247 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will be hosting its annual Fly-In / Drive-In Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, August 17. This event is open to the public and will be held inside the new hangar at the Liberty Aviation Museum complex (3515 E. State Road, Port Clinton) from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Breakfast includes coffee, juice, sausage and all-you-can-eat pancakes. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Proceeds from the breakfast will be used for Tin Goose Chapter 1247's college scholarship fund, Young Eagles program and on-going Ford Tri-Motor restoration project.
In addition, Chapter 1247 will be offering free introductory airplane rides for youth age 8-17. These Young Eagle flights are provided by local EAA volunteers and give kids an opportunity to take a ride in a general aviation aircraft. After their flight, each young person will officially become a Young Eagle and have their name added to the World’s Largest Logbook. (Accessible on the internet at www.youngeagles.org)
“Free airplane rides are just part of what we’re doing at the event.” said Lisa Benjamin, President of EAA Chapter 1247. “We hope to build one-on-one relationships with young people, giving a new generation the chance to learn about the possibilities that exist in the world of aviation.”
Also on site for the breakfast will be the Port Clinton Art Council’s annual “Appetite for the Arts” show featuring a variety of artists and vendors that visitors will enjoy.
For more information on this event or Chapter 1247’s project and activities, please visit their web site at tingoose.org.