Group of 30 Airplanes Take Off from Waupaca Airport

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If you found yourself driving along Highway 10 today in Waupaca County, you might have noticed an unusual number of airplanes all in the sky at the same time.

That's because a group of pilots from around the country who fly Piper Cherokee airplanes all took off this afternoon from the Waupaca Airport.
They are bound for the EAA Airshow in Oshkosh.

The pilots have been training for the formation flight for the past week, and for them, it's the experience of a lifetime.

"The people that are coming here and doing this are people that are really into flying. The cool things is that we all fly Piper Cherokees so we have a common interest in a common airplane." says Pilot Greg Hughes.

A total of 28 Cherokee planes took to the sky today.
The Waupaca Airport says the formation flight provides a huge economic boost to the entire community.

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