Scottsburg Airport fly-in, fireworks show set this weekend

Interesting people who enjoy the unusual sport of para-gliding are calling the Scottsburg Airport home for the next few days.
The Air Hogs, an international organization for enthusiasts of powered para-gliding, are having their national convention at the local airport this week.
Members of the Indy Air Hogs will be flying their single-person para-gliders each morning and evening, depending on weather conditions, advised airport owner/operator Larry Beckley. Several were scheduled to travel to Scottsburg early for the annual fly-in, so some observers in the area will probably spot a few of the brightly-colored gadgets in the air. The public is welcome to visit the airport on Saturday, September 8. Breakfast, lunch and dinner items will be available from vendors Dog On It Foods and Daddy Rabbit’s. Ladies with the Beta Sigma Chapter, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, will serve their homemade ice cream all day Saturday. Trash service will be provided by Jobsite Materials Management.
Admission to airport grounds and parking is free for the public. The airport is located at 2527 South Lake Road, Scottsburg, about a mile south of the Mid-America Science Park. Try to carpool, especially when coming out for the fireworks, stated Beckley. “We had over 2,000 people out here last year, so fewer vehicles will be appreciated,” he related. Parking across from the airport off South Lake Road will be offered.
At 9 p.m. Saturday, the popular free fireworks show at the airport will be offered to the public. People should bring lighters so they can share 600 Chinese lanterns that will be lighted and released into the skies before the big boomers begin. Those planning to attend should also bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the show, which is sponsored by the Scott County Visitors Commission.