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John Lambing, left, and Pat Curry, both airplane enthusiasts, are two of the organizers behind Sunday's airshow at the Willmar Airport. The event is designed to get young people excited about and involved in flying. Free rides will be available to those ages 8 to 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Aviation Day hopes to spark young people's interest in flying


Local pilots hope a family event on Sunday at the Willmar Municipal Airport will create in young people the same interest in flying that John Lambing of Willmar felt when he was a kid.

"I'm a retired electrical engineer,'' said Lambing. "But I remember as a child looking up at airplanes flying overhead and saying, 'I've got to get in that.'''

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David Little
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