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

 

 

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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

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