In-spite of appallingly inaccurate weather forecasting for both days of the Air Show that likely kept some people away attendance and interest levels were strong, particularly on Saturday. The atmosphere from the visiting public was supportive and positive and great fun was had by all.
The many aerial performers and extensive static displays, kids entertainment plus some great foods kept all engaged throughout the afternoon. The combination (and contrast) of the B-17 and the B-2 was stunning, and having either as part of the weekend was a major accomplishment, never mind both!
(Photo’s by MP and Scott Fichter)
Full credit to Jon Martin, EAA240 member and Airport Manager, who’s imagination and resolve brought the event together with such a strong set of performers, entertainment and fun! His personal efforts and drive in both planning and execution were key to the many successes of this major regional event.
The Chapter had a great weekend, serving over 500 of our ‘Increasingly Famous’ Pancake Breakfasts, and attracting a good deal of compliments for our food, our hangar and facility and also for New Garden Flying Field. In addition we completed our goal, via peddle plane raffle tickets, to fully fund our $1,000 Flight Training Scholarship for the current year. As a result one more lucky youth will take to the skies over Garden Flying Field, courtesy of EAA Chapter 240 and our many supporters, hopefully the start of an another aviation career.
Congratulations to all who worked to make the weekend such a success.