Canton-Plymouth Mettetal Airport to Host Open House This Aviation Month


Aviation Event in Western Wayne County, Michigan

CANTON – The State of Michigan, Department of Aeronautics has the mission statement of : “To promote long-term, sustainable growth of general aviation throughout Michigan.” September is Michigan Aviation Month in the State of Michigan. The Canton-Plymouth Mettetal Airport will be hosting an open house on Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The new manager of the Canton-Plymouth Mettetal Airport, Jim Morency, announced a great lineup of free activities. Morency said, “The day will be a special opportunity to learn about general aviation along with engine and airframe job possibilities for the future. We will have some vintage aircraft and plenty of static educational displays.”

Mettetal Airport Learn to fly here sign

The airport will have helicopter flights available along with information on the EAA #113, “Young Eagles Introduction Flights.” There will be a wide assortment of historic model airplanes and remote controlled airplanes that will be showcased. The Michigan Institute of Aviation Technology will have a booth as will the Yankee Air Museum.

Information regarding flight lessons will be available from Solo Aviation. Also on hand will be docents and ambassador’s to answer questions on the rich aviation history in Michigan. The event will be an opportunity for students to see if aviation might be in their wheelhouse for a future career.

Raymond Rolak is a veteran sports broadcaster who writes on a range of sporting events, plus automotive and aviation topics of interest.