Vintage plane set to appear at airport this weekend

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A Chattanooga, Tenn., man and his wife are tentatively scheduled to stop at Washington County Airport Saturday as part of a cross-country trip in a restored Piper PA-11 plane from 1949.


Chris Nesin and his wife, April, will be retracing the steps author Rinker Buck took in the same plane 48 years ago, which served as the basis for the memoir “Flight of Passage.”


The flight’s arrival time can’t be precisely nailed down due to weather and mechanical concerns, said spokeswoman Dana Osmanski, but the flight’s progress can be followed online at www.supercub.org. The plane and the Nesins will be leaving today from Lock Haven with three other stops scheduled before reaching Washington.


The journey is also helping to raise awareness for the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.


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