Camaraderie, excitement, and the buzz of small aircraft coming and going was the order of the day at Robert J. Andrew airport, Saturday, June 18. A big crowd attended the Fly-in Breakfast, on a calm, sunny morning at Virden’s airport.
The cooks flipped eggs, ham and pancakes for a record number of patrons. Local people came to visit and eat a hearty breakfast, while others had flown in from elsewhere. About a dozen small craft were parked on the tarmac at 9:30 a.m.
A line-up, including kids of all ages, waited their turn to take a sky tour as local pilots offered rides.
Cattle herds looked like salt and pepper, and tractors looked like toys from 1000 feet in the air.
Rain after rain has come and gone and the area is green and lush looking; but flying over Highway #1 and looking south-west of Virden it is evident just how much crop land is taken up with puddles.