By Mark Kanz
Rio Creek International Airport will be the center of the aviation world in Kewaunee County Saturday as the airport hosts its annual fly-in. You won’t confuse it with EAA, but Rio Creek Aviation Foundation Treasurer Duane Fameree expects several dozen visiting pilots to stop in from every corner of the state. Several hundred non-pilots are also expected to attend. Fameree says the airport has run parallel to County K since the early 70s.
The 2,200-foot grass runway is home to about a half-dozen airplanes and pilots most of the time. Saturday’s event includes food, music, an antique car show and a visit by the Eagle III helicopter. Airplane rides will be offered for an added cost.
Fameree explains how Rio Creek International Airport got its tongue-in-cheek “international” designation.