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Aviation

More Than 100 Planes Expected At Air Capital Fly-In

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Aviation enthusiasts, aircraft builders and a former NASA astronaut will be part of the 52nd annual Fly-in at the Newton Airport on Saturday.

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The Air Capital Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will feature warbirds, military planes like the T-6 Texan II, and an air bike. There will be warbird & glider rides, a flight completion, young builder activities, and former astronaut Charles "Sam" Gemar will speak. He's flown on 3 Space Shuttle missions.

Pilot and co-chair Doug Range says there will more than 100 planes at the event.

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"Everything from airplanes that guys have designed and built and fly themselves to kits," he says. "I fly a 1949 Stinson. I'll have it there. "

Range says he'll provide flights for kids 8-17. A forum will feature Kansas Cosmosphere’s Shannon Whetzel, who will discuss the Apollo 13 program, including the harrowing journey back from space.

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Carla Eckels is assistant news director and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter @Eckels.

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