June 10, 2010

The sky’s limit at the Annual Beulah Fly-In

For about 20 years, the Annual Beulah Fly-in has treated children of all ages to the magic of flight. On Saturday, June 19, the Beulah Airport will host the public and pilots from around the region and offer free plane rides, breakfast, demonstrations and other entertainment for the whole family. The event starts at 8 a.m. MDT and goes until noon. In the past as many as 500 people have attended the event.

The highlight of this year’s event will be "Duggy" a DC-3. Built in 1939, Duggy saw service in World War II and was used by the Canadian government for another 50 years afterwards. In the 1990s, it was purchased by Robert Odegaard and restored. Odegaard painted the plane to match the colors of the original North Dakota Air National Guard. Now Duggy is a bright yellow to match a character created by Mitch Carley, who has created two animated television shows about the happy aircraft. Rides will be available on Duggy for $50 per person with a 12-person minimum.

The Weather Network