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    Tube City Video Almanac for Sept. 7, 2009


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    Although it's named for one of the 20th century's greatest female pilots, everyone knows that McKeesport's Helen Richey Field isn't an airport ... it's a softball and baseball diamond.

    But on Sunday, the outfield was indeed full of airplanes, not fly balls. The Keystone Clippers, a model airplane club from Rillton, Westmoreland County, conducted a fly-in in honor of the field's namesake.

    It's part of a year-long celebration of Richey, a pioneering commercial and military pilot whose legacy is finally being re-examined more than 60 years after her death.

    The fly-in, like the rest of the events, was organized by McKeesport Heritage Center.