Mid-Way Regional Airport is preparing to hosts its 20th annual Pancake Breakfast and Fly-in this Saturday.

The airport staff holds the event that will include helicopter rides, breakfast prepared by and benefiting Boys Scout Troop 524, Midlothian Classic Wheels, Gold Wing Road Riders, children bounce houses and train rides from 8 to 11 a.m. at the airport.

“This is our 20th year, so it's kind of a big deal,” said Tammy Bowen, airport operations assistant. “This is an opportunity to give back to the community and cities that support us and let people know what we have to offer.”

This year, the event will also include demonstrations of remote controlled airplanes and drones for visitors to watch, she said. Those attending the event will be able to watch operators demonstrate their flying skills.

A face painter and a clown will be on hand to help entertain the children and there will be live musical performances.

Parking and admission to the event is free, Bowen said. Breakfast tickets are cash only, $6 for adults and children older than 8, $3 for children younger 8. Helicopter pilots and the train operator will set their own prices, she said.

“Last year, we feed 957 people and it keeps growing every year,” Bowen said. “We had 50-60 planes fly in because it was good weather.”

Mid-Way Regional Airport is located at 131 Airport Dr. in Midlothian. For more information the staff at the airport can be reached at 972-023-0080 or go online and visit www.Mid-WayRegional.com.

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