Organizers say Dorr-Field breakfast fundraiser event proved successful
by Stedman Hunter
Mar 13, 2013 | 1651 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
One of the many planes flown in for the Dorr-Field Pancake Breakfast
One of the many planes flown in for the Dorr-Field Pancake Breakfast
Saturday at Dorr-Field Airport in Merigold pilots from near and far came together for the first Pancake Fundraising event.

Travis Andrews, chief of maintenance, said the purpose of the event was to draw attention and raise funds to support bringing the airport back to a fully functioning flying field.

“We had no expectations of how the event would turn out since it was our first time. But, we did a very good job. There was close to 60 people who showed up for a good cause,” said Andrews.

Located across from the Hayes Cooper Center, Dorr-Field is the home of the legendary agricultural pilot Johnny Dorr.

“Mr. Dorr was instrumental in training pilots throughout the world, including many pilots involved in what was then called the Army Air Force,” said Andrews.

According to Andrews, Dorr-Field once originally opened as an agricultural strip for pilots but later transitioned to an airport available for all pilots.

Dorr-Field will host its annual Fly-in the first weekend in May.

“At our Fly-in, we will have local and national pilots fly-in to enjoy a weekend with us. We will provide lunch plates and different venders will also be there. We also encourage the public to join us as well,” said Andrews.

For more information on upcoming Dorr-Field events contact Gerri Logan or Sam Washington at 662-748-2915.