City Centre Airport hosts goodbye fly-in

Nearly 70 planes are expected to land at the municipal airport between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday as part of its final fly-in event.
Nearly 70 planes are due to land at the Edmonton City Centre Airport Saturday.

People in the vicinity of the Edmonton City Centre Airport may have noticed busier skies than normal on Saturday.

Nearly 70 planes are expected to land at the municipal airport between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday as part of its final fly-in event.

The planes are coming from all over the province to say goodbye, said Alberta Aviation Museum executive director Tom Hinderks

“This is a solid piece of Canadian history,” said Hinderks.

“It's a national icon that's affected people around the world. Aviation is a community and a culture, and we're losing a part of that so it's important to remember what it was and to remember all the good parts about it.”

The airport is scheduled to close at the end of November.

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