While delayed from our original date due to hurricane Matthew, mother nature couldn’t have provided better weather than she did on November 5th for our 16th Annual Fall Fly-in. We were honored to have representatives of Chapter 634 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart present for this warbird event as we helped raise funds for their chapter. 41 pilots registered for the event and joined guests and spectators for a delicious BBQ lunch prepared by Bobby Helms and his team of volunteers with desserts provided by our friend and neighbor LuAnn McCracken.
We were happy to have Rick Cawley, Associate VP for AMA district IV in attendance, as well as Bob Wesley that came all the way from the Raleigh area to attend.
CD Scott Gantt presented awards to several pilots as follows:
- Best Scale – Phil Lowery – Jenny Aircraft
- Best Military – David Hames – T-34 Mentor
- Best Sport – Bob Wesley – Giant scale J-3 Cub
- Best Bi-Plane – Terry Owens
- People’s Choice – Rick Cawley – 50% Jungmeister
Thanks to CD Scott Gantt for leading the event and to all who helped and participated and helped to honor the members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.