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Aircraft club members fly in for John Day tour

Pilots of antique and classic aircraft make stop at local airport during tour of state.
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Published on July 19, 2018 3:04PM

Mark Baxter, left, of Corvallis and Tim Talen of Springfield walk past their antique planes. Talen’s plane, back left, is a ’41 Interstate Cadet and Baxter’s is a ’41 Taylorcraft. The two men were in John Day along with several other members of the Oregon Antique and Classic Aircraft Club. Other aircraft on show included a ’47 C140, ’49 Piper PA16 Clipper, ’52 Bonanza C35 and a 2008 RV6. A total of 14 club members came to John Day for one of their stops during a tour that included Joseph and Cottage Grove. The group visited Kam Wah Chung while in John Day.

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Mark Baxter, left, of Corvallis and Tim Talen of Springfield walk past their antique planes. Talen’s plane, back left, is a ’41 Interstate Cadet and Baxter’s is a ’41 Taylorcraft. The two men were in John Day along with several other members of the Oregon Antique and Classic Aircraft Club. Other aircraft on show included a ’47 C140, ’49 Piper PA16 Clipper, ’52 Bonanza C35 and a 2008 RV6. A total of 14 club members came to John Day for one of their stops during a tour that included Joseph and Cottage Grove. The group visited Kam Wah Chung while in John Day.

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Tim Talen of Springfield motions a visitor to have a closer look at his plane, a ’41 Interstate Cadet. Next in line is a ’41 Taylorcraft and a ’46 Piper Clipper. The Oregon Antique and Classic Aircraft Club made a stop in John Day at the Grant County Regional Airport during their tour, which took them from Madras, to Joseph, to John Day, and from John Day they were headed to their final stop in Cottage Grove.

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Tim Talen of Springfield motions a visitor to have a closer look at his plane, a ’41 Interstate Cadet. Next in line is a ’41 Taylorcraft and a ’46 Piper Clipper. The Oregon Antique and Classic Aircraft Club made a stop in John Day at the Grant County Regional Airport during their tour, which took them from Madras, to Joseph, to John Day, and from John Day they were headed to their final stop in Cottage Grove.

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A ’41 Taylorcraft was one of seven aircraft and 14 members of the Oregon Antique and Classic Aircraft Club making a stop Thursday at the Grant County Regional Airport in John Day.

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A ’41 Taylorcraft was one of seven aircraft and 14 members of the Oregon Antique and Classic Aircraft Club making a stop Thursday at the Grant County Regional Airport in John Day.

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A pilot with a ’52 Bonanza C35 also joined the Oregon Antique and Classic Aircraft Club.

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A pilot with a ’52 Bonanza C35 also joined the Oregon Antique and Classic Aircraft Club.

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A ’47 C140, left, is parked next to a 2008 RV6 and a ’74 Cessna 172 at the Grant County Regional Airport in John Day. All the planes belong to pilots with the Oregon Antique and Classic Aircraft Club.

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A ’47 C140, left, is parked next to a 2008 RV6 and a ’74 Cessna 172 at the Grant County Regional Airport in John Day. All the planes belong to pilots with the Oregon Antique and Classic Aircraft Club.

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Fourteen members of the Oregon Antique and Classic Aircraft Club flew in Thursday at the Grant County Regional Airport in John Day, bringing seven planes.

The group had made stops in Madras and Joseph, and while in John Day they visited Kam Wah Chung & Co. Museum.

Club members planned to leave Thursday afternoon for their final stop in Cottage Grove.

Tim Talen of Springfield, one of the founding members of the club, said the group enjoys flying vintage aircraft while touring Oregon.

“We fly around the state and promote aviation as much as we can,” he said. “We want to keep it around, and this is what we love to do.”

Talen brought his ’41 Interstate Cadet.

Wayne Boyter said the club also encourages younger people to become involved in aviation.

At times the group has had up to 40 aircraft, touring every other year, and Talen said people don’t have to be a pilot to join the organization.

Although they had a smaller group this year, members came from Oregon, California and Washington to join in.

“We support smaller airports with people flying from all over the place,” Talen said.









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