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The Vanguard Squadron flies in formation. The group will be part of the airshow Saturday in Clarinda. (photo courtesy of Vanguard Squadron)

What a lineup for this year’s annual flight breakfast and air show

Activities start off at 7 a.m., Saturday, June 15, at Clarinda Municipal Airport/Schenck Field with a breakfast that is put on by Clarinda’s EAA (Experimental Aviation Association) Flying Club. It will be served in the large red hangar near the administration building and ends at 10 a.m. Proceeds enhance aviation in Clarinda. This year it will be an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast cooked by Chris Cakes.

At 8:30 there will be Cowboy Church in a hanger directly across from breakfast where local talent will provide praise and worship music followed by a message. “This has always been a big hit and separates Clarinda from other venues with an emphasis on worshipping our Creator,” said Steve Mowery, an airshow organizer. Those who plan to attend are asked to bring lawn chairs.

The airshow starts at 10 a.m. The Lincoln Parachute team starts things, followed by Harry Barr in his fabulous P-51 Mustang fighter.

“We have an ace pilot flying a high energy aerobatic show that will leave everybody’s jaw on the ground. This year we have a unique air comedy act that will be a crowd favorite. This is in very high demand and Clarinda got it,” Mowery said.

The finale will be a close formation act by the Vanguard Squadron reminiscent of the Thunderbirds or Blue Angels.

“These four beautiful aircraft will be put through their paces only a few feet apart. You have to see it to believe it,” Mowery said.

Vanguard is sponsored by Poet Ethanol.

A raffle of a Ruger 10-22 rifle will be held during the event. Tickets are available during the show.

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