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By Tiffany Tully
CHILDRESS – Friday, March 5, a Mooney flew in from Missouri for fuel.
Saturday, March 6, a Cessna 182 came in to watch the Childress High School basketball game.
Sunday, March 7, a Beechcraft Bonanza flew in and a Douglas DC-3 did some local practice work.
Tuesday, March 9, an Astar helicopter stopped in for fuel.
Thursday, March 11, a local Beechcraft Bonanza departed, and a Piper Cherokee out of Slaton practiced in the area. Boedeker Flying Service was in and out, flying all day.
Originally used for passenger service, the DC-3 was drafted for military efforts during World War II for transport of cargo and troops. The United States Forest Service used them for smoke jumping until 2015, and due to their ability to utilize dirt runways, these rugged planes are still popular in remote areas.