North Mississippi Aviation Expo this weekend

In case you missed it in today’s Daily Journal, the second annual North Mississippi Aviation Expo is this Friday and Saturday.

Here are highlights from the story:

New and vintage aircraft – including a World War II-era DC-3 that flew during the D-Day invasion – will be on display DC-3at the second annual North Mississippi Aviation Expo. The DC-3 also was known as the C47.

The free event will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Tupelo Regional Airport. Visitors are asked to park in the airport’s parking lot, where shuttles will be available to take them to the expo site nearby.

Ten planes will be displayed, including those from Beechcraft, Piper and Cessna.

The Army Aviation Heritage Foundation is bringing two helicopters, a Huey and a Cobra. Rides will be available on the helicopters for $60 per person. World War II veterans will be given free rides on the DC-3, Friday evening.

On Saturday, following the seventh annual Petals for Patriots, in which 100 gallons of rose petals will be dropped from the air to honor veterans, a benefit dinner will be held. Tickets are $25, with proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Regiment.

The tickets can be purchased at the expo, at the Marine Corps League or in advance by calling Leslie Pearman at (662) 489-8331.

TO FIND OUT MORE about the Expo, call Pearman or visit its Facebook page.

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