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Posted on: June 8, 2018

High Flying Fun During Discover Aviation Days in Blaine

Historic Aircraft, including a B-25 bomber, took to the skies over the Anoka County Airport –Jane’s Field in Blaine June 2nd and 3rd. Discover Aviation Days allows the public a rare and unique opportunity to see, touch and even fly in aircraft dating back to WWII.

“The event is the only one I think any place in the country that’s a free event, and it’s a family event. We try to educate the public on flying,” said Dick Houck, a volunteer at Discover Aviation Days for more than 20 years.

T-6 aircraft flew over the crowd Saturday morning but as the weather turned to rain many people hurried inside to see the Golden Wings Flying Museum.

“This particular museum, they’re back into the 1920’s and 30’s and all of the airplanes in this collection are restored and flyable,” Houck said.

A popular attraction this year was the B-25 bomber named Miss Mitchell. Historic Aircraft Restorer & Maintainer Katelyn Kaczynski first started working on the bomber three years ago- when she was 16.

“It was kind of my high school thing. I didn’t do sports. I worked on aircraft instead,” Kaczynski said.

She says she enjoys seeing veterans of WWII experiencing the aircraft again.

“That’s what I like and the smile they have on their face when they see it. That’s what I love,” said Kaczynski.

To learn more about Discover aviation days and volunteer opportunities visit its website at

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