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October 17, 2018

10/9/2018 2:21:00 PM
Open cockpit biplane rides to be available at James A. Rhodes Airport on Oct. 20
Dewey Davenport will offer rides in his 1929 New Standard Bilane during the 50th Anniversary Celebration at the James A. Rhodes Airport on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dewey Davenport will offer rides in his 1929 New Standard Bilane during the 50th Anniversary Celebration at the James A. Rhodes Airport on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"Strap on a leather helmet and goggles and relive the past," beckons pilot Dewey Davenport. He notes that the 1920s and 1930s were known as the "golden age of aviation" with barnstormer pilots criss-crossing the countryside.

Davenport operates "Goodfolk and O'Tymes" in the Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati area. He will fly in for the 50th Anniversary Celebration at the James A Rhodes Airport on Saturday, Oct. 20.

More than three decades ago, Davenport's interest in aircraft began with model planes. It wasn't long before he began flying himself. He holds an airline transport pilot license and has logged well over 8,000 flying hours. His passion for early aviation is expressed in his private business. He will accommodate passengers in his 1929 New Standard Open Cockpit Biplane on Oct. 20. The cost for this once-in-a-lifetime experience is $70 per person. You can book in advance by calling Dewey at 937-877-0837.

In addition to Davenport's plane, other aircraft will be on display during the Celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grimes Flying Laboratory was present when the airport was first dedicated. OSHP is sending a craft. Local and visiting pilots will have their planes on display.

The Southern A's Model A Car Club is bringing a highly polished, painstakingly restored fleet of these antique gems to enjoy. Owners are decking out in period clothing and are happy to talk cars until the cows come home.

Stop in to view the new terminal. Enjoy concessions by Rowdy's Smokehouse and The Spot on Main. An official ceremony will be held at noon. There is no admission charge and parking is free.

Jackson City Tourism

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