Augusta airport to host pilot appreciation day

The Augusta Municipal Airport is hosting a pilot appreciation day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday with grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, flights for children and a spot landing contest.

The Experimental Aircraft Association will be hosting its Young Eagles program, with free rides for children as a way to introduce them to the joy of aviation.

TheĀ  Boeing Employees Flying Club will also be hosting its annual spot landing contest in the morning.

The event is free and open to all local pilots.