Published in Midwest Flyer – August/September 2017 issue
EAGLE RIVER, WIS. – Rob Hom, airport manager at Eagle River Union Airport in Eagle River, Wisconsin, welcomed children of Northland Pines Elementary School Pre-Kindergarten and their families to the airport on May 26, 2017 for an annual fieldtrip. The children watched airplanes take-off and land, looked inside of airplanes, toured the terminal building and flight planning room, explored the Civil Air Patrol hangar and its Cessna 172 Skyhawk, got up close to a corporate jet and Hom’s own 1946 Taylorcraft BC12D, and of course, visited the maintenance shop with all of its large snow removal equipment. “Big trucks with big tires are always impressive to 4 and 5-year-olds,” says Hom. The field trip has been an annual event for five years (www.erairport.com).