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Planes Fly-In to Jefferson, TX Sept. 27, 2014

Large plane sitting under cloudy skies another plane flys above.
Upon closer inspection, I spotted a plane in the air above this one.

Each year, weather permitting a group of Flyboys makes the Cypress River Airport, just outside of Jefferson, TX their landing runway for an afternoon. They have a great BBQ lunch with all the trimmings; complimentary to pilots and crew who fly in and for the hungry spectators the BBQ lunch is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. They call this The Aviator’s Airport Diner (Open this one day of the year)

A painted tarp depicting a plane flying into a hanger.
I had a good laugh at this painted tarp inside the hanger.

For a fun afternoon drive just a little bit out of Jefferson toward Caddo and watch planes of all shapes and sizes fly in and out of the airport. Then chat with the plane owners, they have quite a few tales to tell.
Last year David and I went out for the afternoon. We really enjoyed seeing the planes take off and fly about for a while and then land again. It was also interesting to talk to the owners of a few of the planes. Some of them were homemade planes that were clearly loved.

Jefferson Fly In planes on the ground for viewing.

The Cypress River Airport is located at 24F Hiway 134 East, Jefferson Texas.
Airplanes, Food and Fun!
10 am – 2 pm. Free admission for a day of family fun. (Donations Appreciated)
This event is sponsored by the Marion County Airport Volunteers
For more information please contact Ray Keasler at 903-665-7311 or the Chamber Office at 903-665-2672

Navy plane getting ready to take off in front of the forest lining the runway

Until next year, fly safe in the wild blue sky!

Red plane in the hanger with David standing in front of it.
David would love to jump in and take it for a flyby!

Written by: Tammy & Dave Doriot

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