April 20, 2016
For Immediate Release:
Second Annual Wings Over Wiggins Fly-In for the Stone County Centennial
Have you ever wondered what it is really like to fly or how long it takes to learn to fly? Come to the Wings Over Wiggins Fly-In on Saturday, April 23, 2016 and you can ask real pilots these questions and more as you look over their airplanes. The fly-in will be at the Dean Griffin Memorial Airport in Stone County from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. In case of rain, the event will be held the following Saturday, April 30, 2016.
In addition to pilots and airplanes, contemporary, experimental and vintage, there will be local skydivers, food, beverages, a civil air patrol display, arts and crafts booths, activities for kids and more. You can also purchase raffle tickets to have a chance to experience flying in a historic Stearman Bi-plane and/or receive your first flying lesson.
Admission to the fly-in is free with proceeds from the concession sales and the raffle to benefit the Gateway Christian Academy. This year’s goal is $10,000 to help complete a needed classroom.
The Dean Griffin Memorial Airport, M-24, will be showcasing its new 100 Low Lead aviation fuel service. Pilots can now taxi up to the self-service pump, swipe their credit card and start fueling.
The Stearman Bi-plane was used as a military trainer aircraft during the 1930s and 1940s. After the war, the aircraft were sold and became popular as crop dusters, sports planes and for aerobatic and win walking in airshows.
Stone County turns 100 in 2016 and will be celebrating our centennial all year with events and activities that highlight our past, our citizens and a look to our future. Come join us as Stone County honors its 100 years and plans for the next 100 years.
Betsy Rowell, Executive Director
Stone County EDP
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