In the photos above, Leland Main, 8, of Toledo learns from Dale Messner of Akron about the Pietenpol experimental plane he is sitting in during the Plane Fun Aviation Festival at Toledo Executive Airport. Also, pictured, Kaitlyn Welling, 9, of Millbury looks back from a passenger seat in a Piper Cherokee 6 before hitting the sky on a free flight. The event is a local Father’s Day weekend staple. The Pietenpol is named for designer Bernie Pietenpol who first flew such a craft in 1928.
PHOTO GALLERY: Plane Fun Aviation Festival