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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
of all vintages, remote-controlled models and cars will all be on
display Saturday at the Chennault International Airport Fly-In and Open
Admission is free.
The event takes places 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at
Chennault International Airport, 3650 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave.,
just south of Interstate 210.
Visitors will be able to see static displays of public and
private airplanes and helicopters of various sizes and specifications.
"This is a free, family-friendly event that is Chennault's
way of saying thanks for the community for their support of aviation in
Southwest Louisiana," said Randy Robb, the airport's executive
A privately owned Douglas A-26 Invader is among the
vintage aircraft scheduled to fly in for the event. The A-26 was
twin-engined, single-pilot light attack bomber used during World War II
-- sometimes flying under the name B-26 -- and during the Cold War. It
was retired in 1972.
Displays on a much different scale will also be seen. Remote-controlled airplanes and cars will be shown by local collectors.
There also will be a live demonstration by one of the
Chennault Fire Department's Oshkosh Stryker 3000 aircraft crash and
rescue fire trucks. It's a state-of-the-science vehicle right out of the
movies -- a unit that can shoot a powerful jet of water from it nose or
puncture a burning plane with a extension tube of firefighting foam.
The technology allows the crew to access and extinguish high-temperature
fires while safely inside the truck.
Also, a local car show will take place near the aircraft display.
Vendors will sell food at booths. Chennault will provide free Coca-Cola products and bottled water.
"For pilots who would like to attend the fly-in, we'll
welcome them with and free fuel and discount fuel," said Cortez Gallien,
Chennault's director of operations, who is the event coordinator.