Cedar Rapids, Iowa. – 11am, Thursday, October3, 2013 a small one-person hand built aircraft will be unveiled in the NewBo City Market. Donated by the David C. Yeoman family to The Eastern Iowa Airport, the 460-pound experimental aircraft was built and frequently flown by the native Iowan and former Rockwell Collins engineer. The Flagler “scooter” is made of wood and fabric and took Mr. Yeoman four years to build. It is powered by a 53hp VW engine and tops out at 85 mph. The wingspan is 28’ and is 16’ long and will remain hung in the NewBo City Market until further notice.
The call letters on the side N88DY are “ham speak” for “Love and Kisses from Dave Yeoman!”
Details for unveiling….
When: 11 am at NewBo City Market on Thursday October 3, 2013.
Who: Press and the Public are welcome to attend
The family of Dave Yeoman will be present for the event as will representatives from The Eastern Iowa Airport and NewBo City Market.
Contact: Heather Wilson, Director of Marketing and Communication, 319-731-5719
About the Eastern Iowa Airport
The Eastern Iowa Airport is operated by the Cedar Rapids Airport Commission. They serve the eastern Iowa communities with five airlines providing nonstop service to eleven destinations. These are
American Eagle Chicago and Dallas-Ft. Worth
Delta Detroit, Minneapolis, and Atlanta
United/Continental Chicago, Denver, and Houston
Allegiant Air Las Vegas, Phoenix-Mesa, Orlando Sanford and Tampa/St. Pete
Frontier Airlines Denver
For more information about the airport, go to www.eiairport.org
NewBo City Market
NewBo City Market rocks the heart of the New Bohemia District, serving up local, homegrown foods, art, and events.
Our Market family is made up of fab foodies, persnickety purveyors of all things good and green, cupcake divas, and creators of other really cool stuff.
The Market is housed in a former abandoned industrial site. Ravaged by the flood of 2008, the building sat neglected, a blight on the neighborhood, until a handful of creative locals came together to create what is now NewBo City Market.
For more information about the Market, go to www.newbocitymarket.com