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This aerial photo of Cox Field’s improved main runway, which got a new surface in recent months thanks to a grant, was taken from a plane flown by airport advisory commission chairman Billy Copeland.
By CHARLES RICHARDS
At a recent meeting of the City of Paris’ airport advisory commission, a tentative date of Sept. 22 or Sept. 29 was approved for a Fly-In at Cox Field Airport.
Both dates fall on a Saturday..
A subcommittee of Ray Ball, Jeanna Scott, Jack Ashmore, Shannon Barrentine, and airport manager Jerry Richey came up with the dates.
The group also offered several entertainment possibilities that included offering airplane rides on a B17 or B25, at a cost of $450 to $500 per ride, plus tour rates.
Commission chairman Billy Copeland suggested investigating what it would cost to get them here. Copeland also suggested looking at the Devil Dogs as an alternative.
The subcommittee also discussed contacting a DC3, the Bird Dog Flyers, the remote control people, an acrobatic pilot, sky divers, a ride simulator, EAA, and a T-28.
The subcommittee discussed parking and utilizing the city’s trolley to transport people across the runway area. Parking would be free, and the committee discussed the possibility of getting an organization to oversee the parking.
To help bring out a crowd, the commission discussed handing out tickets to individuals at the fly-in and having hourly drawings for door prizes.
Ball discussed the possibility of offering sponsor placement on advertisement banners, T-shirts, etc., with different levels of sponsorship.
Those attending September’s Fly-In will find improved runways at the airport, thanks to improvements financed by a grant.
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