Ford Trimotor to Visit Portage County Regional Airport, Thursday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017

Come see the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Ford Trimotor airplane and take a ride back in time. Book your flight now!

Visit EAA website to book a flight on the Ford Trimotor.

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Fly-In or drive in to the

Runway Fest at Portage County Regional Airport on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017.

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Join us for our 2nd annual Celebrate Portage Runway Fest Fly-in/Cruise-in, Co-hosted by the Northeast Ohio Two Cylinder Club. Come display your antique or custom tractor, truck car, motorcycle, airplane, helicopter, military vehicle, etc. If it has an engine (and maybe even if it doesn't) we want it here! Saturday, September 2nd, 9 AM-5 PM at the Portage County Airport. Awards will be given at 3PM for the most unique vehicles in each category. Admission is free, no registration fee!

Register

There will be airplanes to see, beautiful cars on display, and free, Young Eagle flights for 8 to 17 year olds. These flights, sponsored by the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association), will be flown by local pilots who will be donating their time and airplanes to offer young girls and boys an introduction to flight. Our local EAA chapter, 1591, will be organizing the Young Eagle Flights.

If you don't meet the age limit for a Young Eagle flight, come fly in a vintage biplane for $75. The biplane will be at the airport on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

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Boy Scout plane wash, May 2017

Finally a dry day for the Boy Scouts to raise a little money by washing planes.
Seven planes got washed and the owners supported a good cause.

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4H Tour

Portage County Regional Airport hosts airport educational tour and lunch for the children, parents and sponsors of 4-H Club Portage County Shepherds. Chris Mars, Board member, Portage County Regional Airport led the tour at 10AM with his passion and knowledge of aviation. “It was great to have so many young people out at the field today. Saw lots of smiles, answered a lot of questions, and hopefully sowed some good seeds. Can't wait to get them up for their first airplane rides,”stated Chris Mars. The Wright family were one of the attendees who enjoyed the educational tour today. “I think it’s great and inspiring for kids and neat to know what’s out here,” stated Karin Wright, resident, Shalersville, Ohio.
“I think the experience with the County Airport is phenomenal from the first phone call to today’s event,” commented Lesa Carson, Portage County Shepherds 4-H Club Advisor, who coordinated the tour with the County Airport. The Portage County Shepherds 4-H children were able to sit inside and learn about the airplanes and Cleveland Metro Life Flight’s helicopter, the first air medical program in the area. “[Portage County Regional Airport] is a great organization and glad to help them out," stated Kelly McGoldrick, Flight Nurse Specialists, Metro Life Flight. President of the Board, Portage County Regional Airport, Chris Gilmore participated in the tour by inviting the children inside his twin engine plane. “I was very proud of how the business, aviators and friends of Portage County Regional Airport all came together to share the magic of aviation with the children, parents and sponsors of the Shepherds 4-H Club. What a great day for all!,” commented Chris Gilmore.