But Sunday it meant something totally different in Marshall County.
"I'm 65 years old and this is one of the items on my bucket list."
Retired navy veteran and father Jim Wright of Chillicothe has never been in a helicopter. But he got his chance Sunday.
"Even if I'm terrified, you're not going to see it," he said.
On Father's Day at the Marshall County Airport, father's are lifted up...literally. The annual "Fly-In, Drive-In Breakfast" gives dad's a chance to fly for cheap.
"It's something that the fathers like to come out and we have a lot of repeat people that come out and do the rides," said Barry Logan, interim airport director.
For as little as $15, dad's can catch a ride and eat breakfast.
"This is what you do on Father's Day if you're from Marshall County. You come out to the fly in breakfast," said Marshall County native, Kris Bestold. He now lives in Wisconsin.
Bestold has come out for years, but never as a father. That is until he and his wife made a special announcement.
"We told our parents we're having twins this morning," he said.
"[It's] absoultely special. So I think he's going to be a great dad. I'm really looking forward to it," said MacKenzie Bestold.
The couple says that's what the father's day fly-in is all about celebrating memories.
This is the 54th year of the breakfast. More than 1,000 people attended. It's a fundraiser for the airport. Logan is hoping to make a few thousand dollars for supplies and to support a nearby fire station.