Fly-In To Feature Q125 Air Show
June 5, 2014 by lmorgan
One of the events Elgin area residents look to during the summer months is the Koinzan Annual Fly-In.
This year’s event will be included among the many activities at the Q125 Celebration on June 20-22.
The Fly-In will be held Sunday morning, June 22 at the Koinzan Airport on the north edge of town. Beginning at 7 a.m., the fly-in breakfast will be open to the public. While there, the public can walk the air field to view the many airplanes which will be parked there.
New this year for the fly-in and special for the Q125, will be an air show.
The air show, to begin at noon, will be performed by Brian Correll of Manhattan, Kan.
Unlike most air show pilots, Brian Correll did not grow up around airplanes. In fact, his first exposure to aviation was through skydiving. After his first jump at the age of 18, he was hooked and ended up having more than 60 takeoffs in an airplane before ever experiencing his first landing. The rest, as they say, is history. He has since accumulated more than 6000 hours of flying time in over 100 different models of aircraft, ranging from Piper Cubs to the Boeing KC-135, but his modified Pitts S2S is by far his favorite ride.
When not performing, Brian flies the KC-135R aerial refueler for the Kansas Air National Guard Kansas Coyotes. He is an aircraft commander and has flown the tanker to numerous countries around the world including combat sorties over Iraq and Afghanistan.
Brian holds an unrestricted aerobatic waiver for air shows and enjoys sharing his passion for flying with fans and spectato