Flyin’ in despite gray skies

Sunday marked the 27th Pork Chop Dinner Fly-In and Drive in at the Maple Lake Airport, sponsored by Chapter 878 of the Experimental Aircraft Association. The chapter served more than 500 pork chops and some hot dogs, which is on par with previous years. “But, the weather conspired to keep the number of aircraft in attendance down, though there certainly were  some interesting airplanes that visited,” Secretary Wayne Flury said. Among the interesting planes were a U.S. Navy N3N-3, which was nicknamed the “Yellow Peril,” and a U.S. Army L-4J. Flury was pleased with the community’s attendance. “We had excellent community support with the drive-in traffic.” Several crowd members continued to peruse the airplanes even during a light rain in the afternoon. (Photos by Gabe Licht)