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About 3,500 people attended Saturday's "Fly into the 40s" fly-in at Jefferson City's Memorial Airport. They also watched jumpers jump out of this 1942 C-47 (September 18, 2021 photo courtesy of airport manager Eric Bowers)

Larger-than-expected turnout at weekend Jefferson City fly-in

About 3,500 people attended Saturday’s “Fly into the 40s” fly-in at Jefferson City’s Memorial Airport, which featured World War II-era planes.

About 3,500 people attended Saturday’s “Fly into the 40s” fly-in at Jefferson City’s Memorial Airport. They also watched jumpers jump out of this 1942 C-47 (September 18, 2021 photo courtesy of airport manager Eric Bowers)

Airport manager Eric Bowers tells 939 the Eagle that Doc and Norm Direct provided shuttles from ABB throughout the day. The airport is across the river from the Missouri Capitol.

Attendees observed the planes and saw a total of 29 jumpers jump out of a 1942 C-47 over mid-Missouri. The event included the Victory Bells of St. Louis and an orchestra band.

The event honored World War II veterans in partnership with Dream Flights, a non-profit that honors military veterans and seniors with flights in a Boeing Stearman biplane.

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