ABILENE - A unique - and tasty - way to raise scholarship funds is planned for May 1.
The 28th Annual Abilene Aviation Association Fly-In and Pancake Feed is scheduled for 7 a.m.-noon May 1 at the Abilene Municipal Airport.
A wide variety of aircraft from regular production models to experimental home-built, antique, and historic military aircraft may fly into the event. According to the organization, weather conditions the day of the event usually determine the number of aircraft that attend. In past years, more than 80 aircraft have attended the fly-in and pancake feed, the Abilene Aviation Association noted in a news release.
Adults and children are invited to the airport to eat pancakes and sausage and then walk around the flight line to view the airplanes and talk with the owners and pilots.
Pancake tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 3 through 10. They may be purchased from any aviation association member or at the door the day of the fly-in. There is no charge to walk the flight line and view the aircraft.
The money raised from the pancake feed will be used to fund aviation scholarships. Any student who graduates from an accredited high school in Dickinson County and wants to pursue a career in an aviation field, is eligible to apply for the scholarship.