Airport Fun Day #2

We had a terrific chapter team effort and a successful second Airport Fun Day on Saturday, September 14. Precisely 124 hot dogs were consumed by approximately 150
attendees on a bright sunny Saturday that had it’s share of late summer heat in the upper 90’s.
The largest fleet of display aircraft ever complemented the indoor table top exhibits and activities, including a large screen flight simulator and larger screen movie for kids.

If a picture is still worth a thousand words, here are about 8 thousand additional words about the event:

Yes, there really is such a thing as a free lunch, though attendees donated more than $300 to our scholarship fund.

A fine flight line with the biggest (N3N-3 biplane) and smallest (RC F-4 Phantom) displays.

Certified, vintage, experimentals – they were all there.

Our EAA Air Academy graduates Amy Whelan and Sarah Wallin explained the program and showed their workshop creations.

John Tate explains how it is possible to actually build an airplane from metal, wood or composites. And more than a dozen visitors experienced the joy of the pneumatic rivet puller.

Rubin Wallin plays CFI for those wishing to try their hand at the flight simulator.

The orange-vested flight line crew kept things orderly while the sun heated things up.

You can’t have a real Airport Fun Day without the Kiddie plane and a smiling Kiddie in it. We had both.

As a warm-up to the October Young Eagles Rally, Cheryl Andrade reported an instant success, with three new YE registrations within hours of the event. Thanks to all who came, volunteered their time and enjoyed the food, friendship, and aviation stories of every imaginable kind!