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Aviation Expo under way, continues Saturday

If you haven’t made it out the Tupelo Regional Airport and the North Mississippi Aviation Expo, you’ve got Saturday from 10 Cobraa.m. to 6 p.m.

You’ll see planes on display, as hundreds of school kids saw today while we were out there, but diplays from the Tupelo Veterans Museum, Vietnam Veterans of America, Army Aviation Heritage Foundation,  Marine Corps League, Gold Star Mother’s Organization,  Universal Asset Management and others.

And it’s the Army Aviation  Heritage Foundation that’s brought the Huey and Cobra helicopters you’ve probably heard and seen all day. Rides are $60 each, and yes, you have to sign a waiver.

Unfortunately, because of mechanical trouble, the DC-3 that flew over D-Day did not make it over to the Expo as planned.

There’s food, drink and snow cones available at the Expo as well.

Other aircraft on display include this 1959 BEECH E18S-9700.

Other aircraft on display include this 1959 BEECH E18S-9700.

As a reminder, on Saturday, following 6 p.m. Petals for Patriots program,, 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 Pearman at (662) 489-8331.


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