Planes, hot air balloons, skydivers and powered parachutes will be on display this weekend during Super Dave’s and Ragwing Flyers Seventh Annual Kentucky Fly-In.

The event begins today at the Old Horse Park off Old 60 West.

“Last year’s event was the biggest powered parachute fly-in in the United States and this year’s event is looking to be even bigger,” event coordinator David Lequire said.

Lequire is the owner of Kentucky Powered Chutes and a member of Ragwing Flyers Club.

“We had 161 powered parachutes last and 800 to 900 people attending. This year we are expecting more than 200 aircraft.”

Admission is free to the three-day air show. Events include a dinner at 2 p.m. Saturday and $20,000 in prizes will be given away.

Lequire said a new Buckeye Legal Eagle Ultralight Powered Parachute will be raffled off at 8 p.m. Saturday.

“Powered parachuting is so popular right now because it’s very economical. The machines are about the price of a motorcycle and they have the best safety record of anything that flies,” Lequire said.

“The Flyers from the Neverlands will be featured and director of the FAA, Larry Kimber, will be in attendance and helping us run this year’s event.”

Hot air balloon and powered parachute rides will be offered. Also, an air show will take place on Saturday afternoon featuring skydivers and aerobatics planes.

Primitive camping and concessions will be available. For more information, call Lequire at (606) 922-8124.

SARAH LYNCH can be reached at slynch@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2650.

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