More than half a dozen World War II-era planes paid a visit to Martha’s Vineyard Sunday, landing at the Katama Airfield where the pilots brunched at the Right Fork Diner before taking to the air again.

“It was a group that was doing a formation flying clinic over in Newport, R.I.,” airfield manager Alyssa DaSilva told the Gazette Monday morning.

“They just asked if they could come over and have brunch,” Ms. DaSilva said. “We always encourage that kind of thing here.”

Pilots and their passengers get priority service at the diner as part of the eatery’s special permit to operate at the airfield, Ms. DaSilva said. “They helped them get seated a little faster.”

The vintage aircraft in the group included both American and Japanese war planes, she said.

“There were two T-6 Texans, a Beech (Beechcraft)18 — that was the one with two engines [and] a Japanese Zero. That was the one that looked kind of like the T-6, but the propeller had three blades,” Ms. DaSilva said. About eight planes in all took part in the fly-in, she added.

“They did a little formation flying over the field on the way out and it was really great,” Ms. DaSilva said.

The old Katama hangar, which was built in the 1940s and dates to the World War II era itself, is slated for replacement and will soon be fenced off for demolition.

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