High-Flying Celebration

By Kerri O'Hara

July 22, 2010 Updated Aug 20, 2006 at 10:39 PM EDT

It was a chance to catch a free plane ride and celebrate the Village of Endicott's birthday.

Dozens of single engine planes were on display here at Tri-Cities Airport for its Aviation Days.

The event is hosted by the Tri-Cities Pilot's Association.

Aviation Days marks the 70th Anniversary of the Tri-Cities Airport.

And it's also part of the Village of Endicott's centenial celebration.

The day included flying displays, a chicken barbecue and free plane rides for children.

One pilot gave free flights in his world war two-style plane.

"Gives them a chance to see what flying in a small airplane is like. Hopefully some of these folks will become pilots someday. We're trying to show our joy of flying with these people," said Bob Kosztyo.

Endicott's final centennial event will be a re-dedication ceremony on August 27th.

That will be held at the Visitor Center and Municipal Commons.

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