One of the opening activities for Freedom Festival is the Marion Fly-In in Marion, Iowa. Today the cloud ceiling was low and therefore no fly-ins participated. However several local small planes gave $10 a person rides throughout the morning.
A skeptical boy hangs on to his mother as they approach a small plane for a ride.
Air traffic is brisk during mid morning but the crews did a good job in getting people on and off the planes.
A trio of guys get their photo taken after completing a successful flight.
Vehicle traffic was routed slightly differently than in years' past. A volunteer directs traffic away from the old entrance. Note the relative height of the corn in the background. Its been a wet spring.