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Guests fly the skies at Cherokee Wings and Wheels Celebration

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Guests could fly for $20 a ride at the Cherokee air show. Guests could fly for $20 a ride at the Cherokee air show.

If you've ever flown in an airplane, you know there's a big difference between flying commercial and personal flights.

On Sunday, the Cherokee Airport hosted its annual wings and wheels celebration. 

Guests came to check out the helicopters, vintage airplanes from the '60s and '70s, and even some older automobiles. They also hopped aboard some of the air planes and took to the skies.

Organizers say the event is a great way to bring families together to try something new. Plus, they say you can gain perspective you couldn't get elsewhere.

"They can inside and look at them and feel them, up close. Some of the bigger airports, that's hard to do any more. You know, they're all fenced off, but we still like that community feel here," said Brian Lauck, airport manager at Cherokee Airport.

Rides took 15 and 20 minutes, but many said the memories will last much longer. Some of the younger flyers said they loved the feeling of soaring at high altitudes.

"I like when I look down and I think that there's toys, the things down on the ground look like toys," said Harley Roosa of Cherokee, Iowa.

Cherokee first held its air show in 1947.

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