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DURANT, OK -- An air show drew crowds of people in Bryan County to watch vintage planes soar.

Organizer Debby Standefer says it is the first time an air show has been held in Durant in about 14 years. Traffic was backed up on the way to Eaker Field for the Take To The Skies Airfest on Saturday afternoon.

Hundreds brought out folding chairs and packed the area next to the runway to watch the planes take off.

"One of our show pilots flew over the airport and said this looks like a really cool airport, and we came up here and fell in love with the city and the Choctaw Nation and so we brought our show here today to give everybody a taste of aviation," says Standefer.

Standefer says she is based in Colorado does a few of these shows each year. There were skydivers, a helicopter, and old warbird planes, and the evening was set to wrap up with paragliding and a "balloon glow."

KTEN was proud to be one of the sponsors of the event.