Local Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter #463 announced today the Miami Heritage Fly-In to be held on Saturday, April 4th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Miami Regional Airport.

Pilots will be flying in from all points to the four-state area to share in this aviation themed event.

“We welcome the public to come share in the fun,” stated local EAA Vice President and airport manager Paul Dolph.

“Miami has a rich aviation history,” Dolph said. “We were the home of the British Flyers Training School held during WWII.”

The dose of history is just a small part of the day.

Activities on tap include a pancake and sausage feed open to pilots and public alike. The breakfast, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. is being provided by the Miami Masonic Lodge #140 and is available by donation.

Plans also include static aircraft display, a presentation of the colors by the Grove squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, and Young Eagles flights for youth ages 8-17 from noon to 5 p.m.

“This is a great opportunity for the local area residents to mingle with pilots, see some great airplanes, and learn about general aviation and our local history of aviation; all right in our own backyard.

“EAA Chapters are the local aviation families throughout the nation,” Dolph said. “We welcome anyone who sees something special every time an airplane flies overhead and wants to meet others who share that same enthusiasm for the unique experience of flight.”