The annual Fly-In Breakfast at the Greater Kankakee Airport is Saturday. The public is welcome for breakfast and several other educational presentations. The event helps showcase the airport. It runs from 8 am 'til 4 pm.
Victoria Ruble is the airport manager, telling 94.1 WGFA "the fly-in is our annual event but this year we add the Pause for Patriotism – a nice event that draws a lot of interest."
The Young Eagles provide free flights for children. That's a first-come, first-serve basis for kids up to 17 years-old. Breakfast is $8 for adults, there is a car show.
The Kankakee Airport is playing a major role in the National Guard Blackhawk Helicopter program. It's been about a 10-year venture and now, the emergency chopper program is moving from Midway Airport in Chicago to the Kankakee airport.