On a cool Saturday morning in November, I set off with my 2 year-old son and my 6 year-old daughter for a fun-filled day with Dad; the Ponca City Aviation Booster Club Fly-in Breakfast & an Estate Auction.
I know what your thinkin'. "Oh Boy, is he a glutton for punishment". But I'll never forget the looks in their eyes when we pulled up and saw all of those planes and the pure excitement in their step as they began, immediately, to run, and jump, and scream, "look at the planes, the planes, the planes!". Well, even if you don't have children, it is quite a site to see.
On that day, we quickly walked from antique Cessna, to homebuilt, to unique old war-birds because they just couldn't miss one before it flew off into the sky. I estimate about 40-50 planes, but I've heard when its warm their can be up to 100-150.
The public is free to browse the old planes from about 6:30am to 10:30am until they all fly out. Why do all these people fly in the first Saturday of every month you might ask? It's their hobby! And one great all you can eat breakfast! The booster club cooks up a great breakfast that's only $5 for adults and $3 for children. Pancakes, eggs, biscuits & gravy, sausage, bacon, fruit, and drinks. You can eat until your little puppy stomach bulges out of your waistband. Then if you are still hungry when all the planes are gone, don't forget the infamous Enriques Mexican restaurant located in the airport terminal. This great food is another thing people write about, http://www.swaviator.com/html/issueSO02/Restaurant91002.html .
And this is my first episode of my favorite events in Ponca City! Check this one out, you won't regret it!