The Dickson Municipal Airport-Pack Field will celebrate the Second Century of Aviation with a fly-in, airplane exhibit and cruise-in at the airfield on Sylvia Road on Saturday. Airport Manager Mike Gallagher said the event also will honor Dickson native Garland Pack, for whom the airfield is named. A re-dedication ceremony will be held to honor the barnstorming pilot. The Second Century of Aviation celebration is free 10 am-4 pm Saturday while sales of concessions will benefit the Cougars 2 Carnegie fund to assist with the Dickson County High School Choir’s trip to perform at Carnegie Hall in February. Gallagher said the event will include a static display of several aircraft, including warbirds, a World War II-era bomber, general aviation planes, gyrocopters and gliders, which means visitors will get to see them up close and personal. There will be a P-34 fighter plane flyover around 10:30. The celebration also includes a classic and vintage car cruise-in. Plane rides in a single-engine Cessna 172 Skyhawk will be offered for $10 per person. Concessions of hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, chips, desserts and drinks will be sold to benefit the choir trip. The re-dedication ceremony will be at 2 pm. Garland Willard Pack was born in Dickson in 1912 and taught himself to fly while at Dickson High School. He restored a small biplane and began barnstorming across Tennessee and Kentucky before attending an aviation school in Indiana. As a pilot in the Air Transport Command in World War II, Pack ferried planes across the country and flew supplies to Europe. He also flew The Hump through the Himalayas transporting gasoline from India to China. After the war, he returned to Tennessee where he was an aviation pioneer and became interested in developing glider technology. Pack died in 1986 from Parkinson’s disease. The airfield at the Dickson airport is named in his honor. For more information on the Second Century of Aviation Celebration on Saturday, call the Dickson Municipal Airport at 446-6611.