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.
Join us for our 1st annual Celebrate Portage Wings and Wheels 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 3rd 8AM-3PM 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!
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.