Watch out for flying pancakes at this Freedom Festival event

Wexford County Airport will hold a pancake breakfast as part of the Cadillac Freedom Festival on July 6, 2019.

CADILLAC — Airplanes aren’t the only thing you can see in the air at Wexford County Airport’s fly-in and drive-in pancake breakfast on Saturday.

You’ll also have to keep an eye out for flying pancakes.

The airport will be hosting the breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday as part of the Cadillac Freedom Festival. People can go to the airport, eat food, look at static displays and watch pilots fly in.

Karen Selim, Wexford County Airport’s administrative assistant, said food will be served inside the community hangar rain or shine, but the weather could impact aircraft activity.

“Weather is always a factor, but we decided that it is going to be a beautiful day!‘ Selim wrote in an email.

People can pay $7 to get all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, coffee and tang, served by Chris Cakes from Clare.

Selim said people who have seen Chris Cakes serve food say they are really fun.

“Apparently there will be pancakes all over the place,‘ she said.

John Young of Chris Cakes previously held the Guinness World Records title for the highest pancake toss with a toss of more than 28 feet until it was broken in 2010, said Guinness World Records Public Relations Manager Rachel Gluck.

Selim said there’s no way to know how many pilots will come to the event, but Lake City has a similar event and gets a lot of planes.

“What’s cool is they can come and go throughout the morning,‘ she said.

They are hoping to have a lot of different types of planes, ranging from floatplanes, old military planes, small private planes, a whole variety.

There will also be airplane rides and helicopter rides.

Airplane rides will be $20 per person and up to three people can be in the plane at a time. Selim said it will probably be a Cessna 172 owned by Northwoods Aviation.

The helicopter rides cost a minimum donation of $20 to go toward the airport purchasing an Automated External Defibrillator. The ride can be seven to 10 minutes and people have to be at least 12 years old and under 250 pounds to take the ride.

Selim thinks people will be interested in seeing the planes, the airport and what’s going on with it. They can come and be part of the community and enjoy planes and breakfast.

“We would love to have this be an annual event as part of the Cadillac Freedom Festival,‘ Selim said. | 775-NEWS (6397)

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