Public Is Invited to Soar Above Mercer County
at "Pennies Per Pound" Flight Fair Oct. 4

9-9-08

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- Mercer County Community College's faculty and flight instructors will offer scenic plane rides above Mercer County at a Flight Fair on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trenton-Mercer Airport. The rain date is Sunday, Oct.5. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The 20-minute ride is a beautiful way to see the area, says Aviation Professor Jerry Kuhl. Proceeds will benefit the college's Flight Team, which took first place at the Region VII competition of the National Intercollegiate Flying Association last year. Proceeds from this event will help the team finance future trips to compete in these events.

The "Pennies-A-Pound" flights cost 20 cents per pound of a rider's weight, with an $8 minimum and $22 maximum fee. (Weights are kept secret.)

The planes will take off from the college's hangar at Trenton-Mercer Airport, located in Ewing Township. Visitors should take I-95 to Exit 2 (Scotch Road), then follow the signs to the airport. The college's hangar is down the road to the right of Ronson Aviation. Call 609-530-1272 for more information.

Mercer County Community College offers an associate degree program in Aviation Flight Technology that attracts students from throughout the state and region. The college owns a fleet of airplanes housed at the Trenton-Mercer Airport.

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