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Title of Community Event: Wayne County Airport (KBBJ) Pancake Breakfast Fly-in
Date/Time of Event:

July 13, 2019 
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Location of Event:

Port Columbus TAT Hangar and Original Terminal
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Event Description:

The public is invited for free tours of the original Port Columbus terminal at 4920 E. Fifth Avenue from Noon to 4 PM. The art deco style structure was dedicated on July 8, 1929, built on a site personally selected by Charles Lindbergh, and served as Columbus’ main airport terminal until 1958. Though the terminal is currently vacant and awaiting renovation, volunteer docents and displays will be available inside to share the history of Port Columbus with the public. The terminal was the eastern-most air “port” for Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT), often referred to as “The Lindbergh Line,” which offered passengers a time-saving combination of travel by rail and plane from New York to Glendale, California, taking just 48 hours. The terminal is listed on the register of historic landmarks.

The public is also invited to purchase tickets in advance to the “Hangar One Celebration” to recognize the official 90th Anniversary of Port Columbus. The Celebration takes place later that same day in nearby Hangar One from 5 PM to 8 PM. The 24,000 square foot Hangar One was also constructed in 1929 to service the Ford and Fokker Tri-Motors of TAT. Admission to the “Hangar One Celebration” is $80 per person by advance reservation only, and includes two drink tickets, light hors d’oeuvres, and a commemorative copy of the Transcontinental Air Transport “Plane Talk” booklet.

The Hangar One Celebration will feature displays of artifacts, photos and information about the airport’s history as well as the upcoming 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 and Ohio native Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, July 20, 1969. Presenters pilot and historian, Robert Kirk, author of both the TAT history, “Flying the Lindbergh Line: Then and Now,” and the just released “The Building of an Airport: Port Columbus,” and Ron Kaplan, founding director and chairman of the newly established Ohio Air & Space Hall of Fame and Museum. Several vintage autos and aircraft, including a 1940 Waco UPF-7 biplane built in Troy, Ohio, will also be displayed outside Hangar One, and limited tours of the original terminal will be offered until 7:30 PM.

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Title of Community Event: Wayne County Airport (KBBJ) Pancake Breakfast Fly-in
Date/Time of Event:

July 20, 2019 8 am - 2 pm

Location of Event:

Wayne County Airport
Smithville, OH 44677

Event Description:

The Wayne County Airport is proud to partner with the Smithville Ruritan Club to bring you a pancake breakfast fly-in from 8am - 2pm on July 20th, 2019. Pancakes and sausage will be served starting at 8am and then a light lunch menu will be served starting at 11am. We will also be offering $.30 off of retail fuel price per gallon. Donations are welcome. See you there!

For additional Information:

Amanda McGee, Airport Manager
330-669-9212
[email protected]