POPLAR GROVE, ILLINOIS – The Poplar Grove Airport (C77) celebrated its 45th Annual Fly-In August 20 2017. An estimated 3,000 people attended the annual event featuring a great breakfast served by the local Lions Club. The beautiful sunrise and dawn patrol flight starring a group of vintage round motor aircraft started the day.
The rest of the morning was filled with many activities and displays from airplane rides, Flour Bombing Bingo sponsored by the local Rotary Club, airplane and automobile displays, vintage tractor pulls, museum tours, kids activities, EAA Chapter 1414 tours with demonstrations of a running Curtiss OX-5 engine and tours of the Poplar Grove Airmotive engine overhaul shop. The weather was perfect and the event was a huge success.