90th Anniversary Historic Fly-in Breakfast a success at Marshall’s Brooks Field

90th Anniversary Historic Fly-in Breakfast a success at Marshall’s Brooks Field

August 19, 2021 | Marshall, MI | AMN – Beautiful weather brought more than 75 planes from all over the state to Marshall this past Saturday for the 90th Anniversary Historic Fly-in Breakfast attended by over 300. The Fly-in was held in conjunction with an open house for the airport’s new Welcome Center terminal building, benefiting local aviation, commerce, and the community. The event is organized by the Brooks Field Aviation Association which represents various aviation segments at the airport, including the long-standing glider club Marshall Soaring that has operated at the airfield since 1984. This year’s proceeds will be applied toward furnishings for the new terminal – for additional monetary donations, please contact Brooks Field Airport Manager Craig Griswold at 269-781-4447 or mail to 1243 S Kalamazoo Ave, Marshall MI 49068. The BFAA would like to thank the following local restaurants for their support of the Fly-in: Schuler’s, Dark Horse, Broadway Grill, Grand River Brewery, Pastrami Joe’s, Mike’s Place, Oye Amigos, Sandhill, Yin Hai, True North Ice Cream, Speedy Chick, Ice Cream Dream, Denny’s, Hungry Howie’s, Stage Coach, and Biggby’s.

2021 Fly-in - Plaque Presentation, Walraven, Kinne
Brooks Field Aviation Association presented a plaque in appreciation of the Airport Board for their endeavors to bring about the airport’s new terminal building this year.  From left to right:  Michael Walraven, Airport Board Chair and Rodney Kinne, Marshall Soaring Club.
2021 Fly-in - Plaque Presentation, Walraven, Kinne
Many experimental homebuilt planes flew in for the morning, along with vintage warbirds such as these: T-34, Russian Yak-52, and French Epsilon.