Gary “Lucky Jim” Hendrickson stands by his former plane, a 1940 U.S. Navy N3N-3 Navy Trainer. Despite his first solo flight in 1960, Hendrickson still says he’s learning to fly. Charlie Gillispie currently owns the plane. Photos by Makenzie Davis

Air Fair showcases aviation this Saturday

Saturday is a big day for aviation fans all across Northeastern California — the Susanville Airport hosts the annual Susanville Air Fair and Open House Saturday, Aug. 19.

The Air Fair is always fun for the whole family, young and old alike.

The event kicks off with a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. and includes helicopter rides, remote control airplanes, flybys and even a vintage and classic car show.

The Air Fair and Open House end about 1 p.m.

For more information, call 257-2030.

Josh Peret holds Makenzie Peret, 3, up to the window of a plane on display at the annual Susanville Air Fair. This year’s event will be held Saturday, Aug. 19.