The Belfast Chapter 1434 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) hosted its fourth annual airport open house and fly-in on Sept. 15 at the municipal airport.

The day began with some on-again, off-again fog, which prevented some flyers from attending. The scheduled helicopter that offers paid aerial rides was unable to attend because of the fog.

There were many hand-made planes, or "experimental" craft as they are called, one event volunteer said, including "planes which are built from kits."

According to the EAA Facebook page, 43 planes flew in and the chapter gave 65 young volunteers complimentary Young Eagle airplane rides. The youth riders were often given the opportunity to "take the wheel" during their flights and, at completion, received a log book, a coupon and information on how to begin flight training school.

In the past, over 50 airplanes from as far away as Kentucky have flown in and over 400 pounds of lobsters were flown home.