We had record attendance at this years Annual Cracker Fly In. Numbers will be published and presented at our next chapter meeting on August 4th 2014 @ Recess.
Thank you to all of the hard workers and volunteers who setup and made this event what it is. We heard nothing but compliments on the event and many are marking their calendars for next years event - 46th annual Cracker Fly In July 11th, 2015.
EAA chapter 611 announces their 45th Annual Cracker Fly-In July 5th. Gainesville, Georgia at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport (KGVL) Runway 29. Over 135 aircraft expected from all over the Southeast including historic, homebuilt, helicopters and more. Aircraft judging in several categories. Pancakes hit the grill at 07:30 and lunch at 11:30 by Branch House Tavern. Runway 5/23 Open all Day (No airshows). Lanier Flight Center will have new aircraft demos. Huey & Cobra Helicopter & Biplane rides. Lockheed Electra, J3 Cubs, Stearmans and Austin Healey cars on static display. Jumpy Castle for the kids, snow cones, fun for the whole family. Follow our facebook site https://www.facebook.com/pages/EAA-611/161540667628
Car parking on Palmour drive next to I-985.
Cost: $3 donation per walk-ins. Kids are free, Fly-Ins are free. Email: email@example.com or call/text Shane Crider: 770-540-9614
EAA's Ford TriMotor visit.
The Tri-Motor came and went. She impressed many, gave some their first rides and brought back memories for others. Several of us fought for the upgraded right seat and were thrilled to see a logbook entry provided by the pilot John Maxfield.
Cecil Boswell took his first ride in an airplane at the age of 96 sitting in the right seat of EAA's Ford Tri-Motor. He had fought in WWII but never flew.
Leland Bagwell took his first airplane ride in a Ford Tri-Motor 80 years ago last month and enjoyed it once again during the visit to KGVL at Lanier Flight Center.
We all had fun and enjoyed seeing the excited and smiling individuals young and old come see and ride in the Ford.
EAA sent a message back to Mr. Maxfield that we had performed better than all other stops since leaving FL. We were encouraged to sign up for another stop next year. There were 22 flights in 3 days. We had roughly 75 attend our May chapter meeting. So far, we have 8 new members sign up at chapter 611. We should all be proud of our hard work.
I want to once again thank all of our volunteers for helping passengers load and unload safely, for giving FAA required safety briefings, helping visitors safely enjoy the airplane and talking to everyone we could.
We thank Troy Wheeler and Lanier Flight Center for letting us host the event and have our chapter meeting at their location. We could not have pulled off such a successful event without Lanier Flight Center. Troy, Heidi and the rest of their crew - Thank You! Dave - sorry for stuffing your maintenance hangar full of corrugated aluminum. We thank Lanier Flight Center and Shell avgas for fuel donations.
We thank Mike Grindle @ Jim Waters Motors for donating a vehicle for the pilot and ticket agent.
We thank EAA for offering such a wonderful aircraft and devoted volunteers.
We will have a full presentation soon on what all went on, the number of riders and outcome of the event and talk about a possibility of trying it again in the future.
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Social Media for EAA611
EAA 611 Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/EAA-611/161540667628
EAA 611 Twitter: https://twitter.com/EAA611
Flight Planning Links:
Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport: http://www.airnav.com/airport/KGVL
AWC Aviation Weather: Aviationweather.gov
Intellicast Radar Weather: http://www.intellicast.com/National/Radar
DTC DUAT: https://www.duat.com/
CSC DUATS: http://www.duats.com/
Introduction to flying for young and old:
Eagle Flights: http://www.eaa.org/eagleflights/
Young Eagle Flights: http://www.youngeagles.org/
FAA Website: http://www.faa.gov/
FUN Flying Links:
Social Flight - events: http://www.socialflight.com/
Places to eat: http://www.fly2lunch.com/
Places to eat and events: http://www.funplacestofly.com/