Seymour residents had the opportunity to take part in a tradition Saturday at Freeman Field Airport Awareness Day.
The event included airplane, helicopter and balloon rides, vendors and museum tours. It also offered visitors the opportunity to see what Freeman Field and aviation has to offer, organizer Karen James said.
“We want to let people know aviation covers a lot of facets for a lot of people,” James said. “We think flying is fun.”
She said it is important to have an event open to the community to see what is available at the airfield.
“It’s important for people to understand that this is an active airport and they can get involved,” James said.
Stephen and Matthew Brooks of Madison said the airplane rides are mostly what drew them to the event.
“It’s pretty cool,” Matthew said.
Stephen said he enjoyed the activities and the organization of the event.
“It’s our first time,” Stephen said. “It’s a cool experience.”
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