Saturday, Dec 7, 2013
Flight Enthusiasts Meet for Annual KR Gathering
MT. VERNON -- It wasn't the best weather for flying Saturday, but that didn't stop flight enthusiasts from meeting at the Mt. Vernon airport.
More than 50 people gathered for the annual KR Gathering. This event allows pilots and airplane builders to fly their home-built aircrafts and discuss how they work.
Organizers say it's an opportunity for craftsmen to meet other builders and learn more about KR planes.
"The builders, perspective builders have a chance to look at the actual airplanes, see all the changes that people have made, maybe incorporate ideas that they'd like to put in theirs," says Gathering Host Larry Flesner.
"We're just excited that they're here, and we do consider them family," says Chris Collins the Mt. Vernon Airport Director.
The KR Gathering has met in Mt. Vernon for the past nine years, but at the end of this event, members will vote on what city will host it next year.
Wind: 12 MPH
Humidity: 53 %