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Don Douglas guides a float plane into a parking spot at the Park Rapids Municipal Airport Saturday afternoon. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Pilots discuss love of flying with public at annual Park Rapids fly-in

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Dark overhanging clouds and periodic rain weren't enough to dampen a weekend fly-in at the Park Rapids Municipal Airport.

"See? You can see the Smoky Hills and they're 12 miles away," said Don Douglas enthusiastically. Douglas heads up the Park Rapids Pilots Association, which hosted the Saturday event.


"Today's a VFR (visual flight rules) day," he said. "We have a 2,000 foot vertical ceiling and 10 miles visibility."

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