Children will get the chance to fly in an airplane for free Oct. 4 during Oakdale Airport Appreciation Day. Youngsters 8 to 17 years old will be offered rides in private passenger planes flown by volunteer pilots.
The 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. open house will include the chance to see assorted unusual aircraft and cars.
The World War II-era bomber the Mitchell B-25, named Old Glory, will be flying at 10 a.m. The NorCal Crosswinds formation team also will be there with its home-built aircraft.
The city of Oakdale, the Oakdale Airport Ad Hoc Committee and the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 90 are sponsoring the free event.
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The general aviation airport is at 8195 Laughlin Road.