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News Service:

Annette Hacker, director,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

04-05-06

Contacts:

Allen Ball, ISU Flying Cyclones Club (402) 202-8640

Dan Kuester, News Service, (515) 294-0704

Skydiving, helicopter rides, glider rides available at Flying Cyclones Club event

AMES, Iowa -- If jumping out of an airplane sounds like your idea of fun, you may want to attend the Iowa State Flying Cyclones Club fly-in at the Ames Airport from 8 a.m. -- noon, Saturday, April 8.

There will be opportunities to try skydiving in a tandem jump from 9,000 feet. Attendees can also sign up for helicopter and glider rides. There are fees and some restrictions for these activities.

Aircraft from all over Iowa will fly in for the event which will also feature a prototype all-composite jet built by Eviation Jets of Ames.

The Flying Cyclones welcome anyone, not just established flyers.

"We are a student-run organization open to all students with an interest in aviation," said Mark Dilts, a club member who helped plan the event.

There will also be informational displays from other clubs on campus. A raffle and breakfast is available, but the main attraction is flying.

"We are encourage everyone to come on out," said Dilts. "It's a great opportunity to learn more about aviation."

Ames Airport is south of Highway 30 on Airport Road.

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"We are encourage everyone to come on out. It's a great opportunity to learn more about aviation."

Mark Dilts