Fly-in planned for Saturday at Cape airport

Thursday, October 12, 2006

As part of their annual gathering, owners of Commander airplanes will hold a fly-in at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport this weekend.

Commander Premier Aircraft Corp., which established operations at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport in October 2005, will sponsor the event. The public will be able to view about 60 Commander aircraft at the airport from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Admission is free.

Airport manager Bruce Loy said the fly-in provides a great opportunity for the public to view the privately-owned aircraft.

"We are thrilled that Cape Girardeau is able to host what appears to be Commander's largest annual fly-in and look forward to a great weekend," he said.

Commander is a single-engine, four-seat, luxury airplane. The company plans to start manufacturing planes soon at its Cape Girardeau airport facility.

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