Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Charley at the E.A.A. fly-in.

We towed Charlie to the local E.A.A. fly-in on Saturday August 11th, 2012.
She was a hit.
We met a lot of aviation-intersted people and gathered a few dollars in donations for the cause.
We were a bit short on staff as this was a busy week-end all around, so we never got around to lifting  the two side rotors to the fully extended position.
Participants were Howard Bigelow, James Barr, Bill Collier, Ken Conger.
Barry "I need a bigger hammer" Gage, who did the fine job of replicating the tail rotor blades, and his charmimng wife Tracy, stopped by with his beautifully restored 1929 Chevy Coupe and added its beauty to the helicopter for a while.(see last photo)

Here is USMC ret.  LtCol. James Barr preparing to tow Charlie
across the airport to her position at the fly-in.
Come to think of it, this is probably the only time this helicopter has been on a runway in several decades!

A most beautiful and charming young lady, Linda from Tucson, stopped by to admire Charley.  The admiration was mutual.
Barry Gage and Tracy's 1929 Chevy Coupe. 
He did a fantastic job of making this old car brand new again.

Someone asked if the helicopter makes much noise.  We were truthfully able to
answer that is makes about as much noise as a Ford F-150 pick-up.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Capt Wilco, excellent photos of " Charlie" I had fun being there too....see you at the next inventors group meeting i hope.....OH, and Paul's 75 th Birthday too.....R U Going??

    from Celeste

    And, that old Boeing Bi Wing was terrific, too. I took photos, maybe i an post them.