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By Mount Vernon News
June 27, 2013 11:59 am EDT

 

MOUNT VERNON — Wynkoop Airport on Granville Road will take its yearly step into the past today with the beginning of the annual National WACO Club reunion. The gathering of enthusiasts who restore and fly the biplanes, manufactured in Troy, Ohio, between 1928 and 1942, will run through Saturday.

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“We have nine planes here already,” said club spokesman Doug Parsons Wednesday afternoon. “We’re anticipating we might get 30, but weather makes that more difficult.”

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are predicted through Friday.

“This is our 54th annual reunion, but its our 24th year at Wynkoop Airport,” Parsons said. “We think Wynkoop is the best facility for this kind of event in the United States. The historic airport, the rustic setting and a welcoming town have made this a great partnership between airport, town and club.”

For the next three days, when the weather is good, local residents will undoubtedly have the opportunity to see one of these airplanes flying to or from the airport. The public is welcome to come to the airport for a free closer look at the planes.

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