Air show fun day coming Saturday at Mexia airport
Kids should look to the skies for inspiration Saturday as The Bronze Eagles Flying Club of Texas holds a fly-in at the Mexia-Limestone County Airport.
The event will feature a mix of vintage and contemporary aircraft and include an air show with tricks and stunts. Visitors may enjoy getting up close to the planes, as well as vendors, a paper-airplane booth, a raffle and other fun events.
The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, and admission is free.
However, donations will be taken for the club’s scholarship fund, which will benefit a local student.
The club is a nonprofit charity flying organization and chapter of the Black Pilots of America. Inspired by black World War II fighter pilots – The Tuskegee Airmen – the Bronze Eagles give youth an opportunity to explore the world of aviation.
Saturday’s event is hosted by Fast Freddie’s Flying Reds Foundation, founded last year by Freddie Greer of Mexia. The last time the Bronze Eagles visited Mexia was 15 years ago, when Mexiaite Nat Clark hosted the group.
To learn more, contact Greer at 254-224-2815 or Maribel Perez at 254-203-2620.