Perryville Regional Airport holds Spring Fly-In

PERRYVILLE, Mo. (KBSI) – The second annual Perryville Fly-In took place at the Perryville Regional Airport Sunday. It was time for the community to gather pilots from everywhere to show off their planes.    

Perryville Regional Airport’s Spring Fly-In was postponed from Friday to Sunday due to weather. However, Reg Gremminger, organizer and airport advisory board member, said the fly-in is a way to show the community a great time and services the airport offer.  

“They can come and learn how to fly airplanes and and just hang around airplanes so we’re trying to educate the community on what we have here, said Gremminger. 

Other than providing a fun event, Gremminger says it’s an event to inspire kids to think of aviation in their future.  

“Introduce kids to aviation and so that’s why we’ve got a couple of schools here at SIU and SEMO aviation,” said Gremminger.  

Bringing aviation students like Alex Sturgeon, SEMO aviation student, says flying is one of the best parts of his life.  

“Just took a helicopter ride and I got hooked on it and eventually that maybe transition to airplanes and honestly,” said Sturgeon “It’s like the best part of my life now it’s so exciting just to see the world from a different view.”  

Sturgeon says the Fly-In event is a great thing for the community and students to experience and it’s a great place for networking with people. 

  “You can come out here and see what it’s like in the real world, meet a lot of cool interesting people, see new cool airplanes, talk to the air force,” said Sturgeon.

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