Vintage aircraft fly-over adds flair to the fair


October 1, 2017

Photo courtesy of Roger Hansen

Kayla Remington, a Line Technician from Lynx waves from Chuck Cook's T-28.

It was an impressive lineup at the Anoka County Blaine Airport as efforts were coordinated to present attendees of the Minnesota State Fair with a visual treat beyond anything else they may have observed from the ground. Vintage aircraft participating included a T-28, T-34, P-51, Corsair, TBM Avenger, B-25, and a Huey Helicopter.

The August 29 event was in honor of Military Appreciation Day. Seventeen military aircraft, specific to the World War II era participated, including Chuck Datko's T-6 Thunder, and Chuck Cook's T-28, both based at Anoka County Blaine Airport.

For more information and photos regarding the day's event, contact the Minnesota Vietnam Veteran's Charity at

Photo courtesy of Roger Hansen

Spring Lake Park resident Bonnie Hansen strolls the field admiring the aircraft that participated in the State Fair fly-over. To her right is the B-25 bomber, Miss Mitchell.


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