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Posted by on Sep 23, 2012 in Articles, Locals, Outdoors | 0 comments

Fly-In For Fun at Cox Field

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On Saturday, September 22, 2012, from 10AM until 3PM, community members gathered at Cox Field for the “Fly-In,” which was organized to attract interest in Paris’s developing airport. Visitors were able to walk around, touch, and observe over 20 airplanes and a helicopter that were on display in the field, and visitors also enjoyed watching several of the planes take off and land.

The Douglas C-47-DL Skytrain was one of the main attractions. This plane was in most of the major battles of WWII, including Operation Husky (Invasion of Sicily), Operation Avalancey (Invasion of Italy), D-Day Operation Overload/Neptune/Boston (Invasion of France), Operation Market Garden (Invasion of Holland “A Bridge Too Far”), and Operation Varsity/Plunder (Invasion of Germany “Crossing the Rhine”). Visitors were allowed to tour the inside of the plane, as well as read some first-hand accounts from soldiers in some of these battles. 16 lucky visitors also won a ride around Paris in the plane (which comes out of Mount Pleasant, Texas, and I am told uses $3,000 in gas just to fly to Paris and back).

Many other items were raffled off every half hour, including gift bags, gift certificates, and t-shirts, and several other organizations gathered to help make the event. The Paris Remote Controlled Airplane Association had a display booth and a flying demonstration. The Marines, Firefighters, and Boy Scouts were also there. Concessions were also available. It was a great, family-friendly, community event. Thanks to everyone who made it possible, and e hope you do it next year.

Photos by Mandy Deffendall



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