Wings and Wheels to highlight classic aircraft

Wings and Wheels to highlight classic aircraft

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Officials with the Roseburg airport are having their own celebration of graffiti weekend.

On Saturday, the Roseburg Regional Airport will host Wings and Wheels.

From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the airport runway will be full of small, privately owned antique, classic and experimental aircraft.

Airport director Mike Danielle says he likes to invite the public to the airport so people can feel a connection to it. "Everybody drives around the airport and you've got this very foreboding looking real estate that's surrounded by a chain link fence with barbed wire topping. It looks a little forbidding, and we want people to understand this is the Roseburg Regional Airport, it belongs to the people here in Roseburg," he said.

The Oregon Antique and Classic Aircraft Club will be there, along with several local plane owners.

All together, Mike is expecting about 50 airplanes to be on display.

There will also be rides available, and the event is free and open to the public.