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Thursday, 26 September, 2013 10:10 AM

Mettetal Airport to Host Open House on Saturday, Sept. 28

Photo courtesy of the Gaffield Collection

Mettetal Airport in 1956 as then Michigan Govenor G. Mennen Williams arrived for the July 4th parade.

 

by Raymond Rolak
AmericaJR.com Web Team

 

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CANTON, Mich. -- The Canton-Plymouth Mettetal Airport will host an open house on Saturday, September 28, from 10:00 until 3:00 pm. Located at 8550 N. Lilley Road at Joy Road, 48187. The general aviation field is now operated by the Michigan Department of Transportation. The facility on the western side of Wayne County has a 2,303 foot north-south runway.

Vintage aircraft will be on display along with educational booths. For novice flyer's, discovery flights will be available along with helicopter rides. The airport has had considerable updates and additional hangers are being added.

The Experimental Aircraft Association #113 will present their educational programs for young aviators. Rare model aircraft and radio controlled hobby jets will also be showcased.

Mettetal Airport was started by Ralph Mettetal in 1939 as a grass strip. Today, the facility averages 85 take-offs and landings per day and has strict noise abatement procedures.

For more information about Mettetal Airport, visit their website at www.mettetal.com.

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Photo credit: Rolco Sports Network

The EAA 113 Aviation Center at Canton-Plymouth Mettetal Airport.

 

Photo credit: Rolco Sports Network

Planes on the tarmac

 

 

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