A few weeks ago, we hosted our first Hangar Day since August of 2019. We weren’t sure how many of our fiends would come out for a morning at the airport. We were overwhelmed by the turn out and can’t wait to do it again.
Our featured airplane for the day was a 1943 North American T-6 trainer. Our visitors were able to see the airplane up close and learn what made this the most successful military training…ever. We were also treated to several engine runs so we could not only see the airplane, but hear its unmistakable start up and feel the power of 600hp.
We were also treated to some visiting aircraft. Dave was kind enough to bring his freshly completed RV-10 and let everyone take a look inside the airplane. His as-of-yet unpainted RV-10 stood alongside a second RV-10, a rare pairing!
Later on Laurie stunned us with her Cessna 180. These are big-engine taildragger Cessnas that are popular in Alaska and western parts of the US where backcountry flying is not just a hobby but a way of life.
Even better than cool visiting airplanes, we had so many future pilots visit us. We had young adults about to embark on their college careers, fighter pilot hopefuls, retired folks ready for their next adventure, and everything in between.
Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement on our next Hangar Day. A date has not yet been determined and we are constantly monitoring the status of our community surrounding Covid. We will share an update as soon as we have a date to announce and a guest airplane lined up.
Thank you to everyone who joined us and made our Hangar Day a memorable day for so many.