Planes and pancakes at the Bismarck Aero Center

BISMARCK, N.D. - The Bismarck Aero Center was buzzing Sunday morning, celebrating pancakes and a love for flying.

Some took a different approach to breakfast. Some arriving by car and others arriving by plane, touching down for pancakes. The Bismarck Aero Center hosted the ninth annual Planes and Pancakes, offering the opportunity to ride around town, from 1,200 feet.

"Unless you're out at the airport a lot, you don't get a chance to hop in and out of these airplanes and as a kid it can create a pilot in the future," said event coordinator, Shae Helling.

A sweet treat for Scottish Rite Speech Therapy Center for Children. One family says the might have a future pilot on their hands.

"I just enjoy watching him have fun and how he just runs to the front of the planes, he's not scared or nervous or anything," Breanna Miller, of Bismarck.

Helling says the growing support has helped many children develop a voice of their own.

The Rite Care Center in Bismarck started in 1992 and serves children within 50 miles of the Bismarck-Mandan area.