Local aeronautic enthusiasts look to the sky during Indy Air Race

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – About 40 people put their eyes toward the sky in a field south of Lafayette Saturday morning.

They watched as about a dozen planes flew in the third annual Indy Air Race. The race started out at the Indianapolis Executive Airport, with planes flying a route that took them over a grass runway by Wea Creek.

The runway is part of a community of aeronautic enthusiasts called Timberhouse Airport. Residents live nearby, work on their planes, and enjoy flying straight from home.

While most of them admit they’d prefer to be in the air, they said the event is a good place to appreciate airplanes for pilots and for those who prefer to be on the ground.

“Even if you don’t want to fly, or you’re afraid to fly or have anxiety of flying, that doesn’t mean you can’t come out and have fun with people who fly and watch flying,” said Dave Gevers.

Viewers only got quick and distant views of the planes — some which flew at 100 miles per hour and others 200 miles per hour on a course that took them across the state.

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