BRUNSWICK — Predictions of heavy rain this weekend kept down the visitors, planes and helicopters  on day one of the two-day Second Annual International Brunwick Fly-In but die-hard avaiation fans didn’t stay away.

By noon only three planes and a helicopter had landed at the Brunswick Executive Airport for the two-day event, compared to 300 aircraft last year, but visitors crowded into the exhibition tent.

The event also features aviation safety seminars, shuttle bus service to the Freeport outlets, airplane and helicopter rides, aircraft displays, food and amusements.

Clare Tosto, communications coordinator of the event, said many pilots skipped the fly-in to avoid getting stranded in Brunswick due heavy rain which isn’t expected to taper off until Monday. 

The fly-in, which is free and open to the public, continues through 5 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.