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Aircraft to fly in to Kellogg airport for Homecoming

Sept. 24, 2010

BATTLE CREEK, MICH.--Western Michigan University's College of Aviation will welcome a host of incoming aircraft for a pancake breakfast fly-in Saturday, Oct. 2, to mark the University's annual Homecoming celebration and raise funds for student organizations.

Celebrating homecoming the aviation way, the college will host a fly-in pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m at the College of Aviation campus at W.K. Kellogg Airport in Battle Creek. The famed pancake chef Chris Cakes will be on hand, flipping pancakes to hungry patrons from distances of 10, 20 or 30 feet.

In addition to seeing the Chris Cakes' flying pancakes, visitors attending the event will be treated to the sight of multiple planes flying in for the event.

"Although weather dependent, it is not uncommon to have 20 to 50 planes fly in for events like this," says Steve Tkachuk, a lead flight instructor at the college and co-organizer of the event. While the event is labeled a "fly-in," many of the visitors come by way of car, Tkachuk adds. "Any way you want to come, we'll be waiting for you."

The cost for the pancake breakfast is $5 per person, which includes an "all-you-can-eat" serving of pancakes, sausage and a drink. The funds raised will help to support the College of Aviation registered student organizations: Aviation Student Council, the Multicultural Association of Aviation Professionals, Women in Aviation, the Professional Aviation Maintenance Association, Alpha Eta Rho, and the Sky Broncos.

For more information or to purchase breakfast tickets in advance, contact Tom Thinnes at tom.thinnes@wmich.edu or (269) 964-5768.

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Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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