The weekend was breezy and the bright red Citrabia was unable to give flights during the Fly It Forward weekend. Pilots, being resourceful people put their heads together and decided to fly the heavier aircraft for our event. The beautiful fearless young girls and women would have the chance to take flight after all. The Diamond DA40, two piper archers, and one piper warrior flew the non-pilot females this weekend. Local Brownies and the Camden County Youth Group had a chance to participate. Emily spoke to the Brownies and Mark gave the Camden County Youth Group a tour of his red Citrabia. If the young ladies decided not to fly, they tour various aircraft and watched as others took their steps into the plane and climbed upward into the sky. Kirk and Rob gave flights on Saturday. Darren and Kirk gave flight on Sunday. Tony and Robert gave flights to their daughters. Chris flew his friend Diane.
Photos above: Maria and Rob, Madeline and Elizabeth, Shalini
Twenty seven non-pilot beautiful ladies took flights over this weekend.
The fearless ladies names and many photographs have been summited to the Women of Aviation Week. Certificate of flights have been sent. Winners of the various trophies and prizes will be revealed on April 4 2011. Freeflight’s winner of our 1 hour Introductory Flight goes to Maria Wolford. We hope she takes advantage of her first flight lesson and decides to continue to get her pilot license. Additional photographs of our event can be found on our Facebook Fan Page and our Meetup Group Page.
WINNERS for the Fly It Forward Event have been announced on the Women of Aviation Week Webpage. Kirk, Rob, and Darren won prizes. Find out what they WON! Callyn won a prize and took a flight with her dad, Bob. Find out what Callyn WON!
Photos above: Bonnie with Kirk, Olivia and Friends, PA Miss Super Bre Anna with Kirk
On May 21 we will be celebrating International Learn to Fly Day at the Flying W Airport. Aircraft from Freeflight Aviation and Aero Prep will be on display. We hope Helicopter Flight Services will display one of their Helicopters. Aircraft Owners, Pilots, Flight Instructors, will be available to answer your questions about flight. Freeflight and Aero Prep will offer hour introductory flights in Cessna, Piper and Diamond Aircraft. We will be posting our costs for these flights soon. Visit the Runway Café for a relaxing breakfast or lunch, and enjoy the view of aircraft taxing by or departing the runway. Buy a $1.00 raffle ticket and have a chance to win a Discovery Flight. Bring your friends and family and enjoy our celebration of International Learn to Fly Day at our airport.
On the first day of spring, March 20, three aircraft ventured up the Hudson River Corridor to enjoy a day at the Cronins Maple Farm. After landing at Dutchess County Airport, and parking, everyone realized just down the ramp was AOPA winning aircraft from 2009. Eleven people climbed into Blue Eye’s rental van in various ways, to slowly drive the twisty winding roads of upper state NJ, looking forward to enjoying a pancake breakfast dripping with fresh maple syrup and enjoy the warmth of maple coffee. Flights were made up and down the Hudson River on this sunny warm first day of spring!
INVITED : The North Jersey Chapter of the Ninety-Nines are planning their 2011 Poker Run for Saturday, April 30th. Rain Date: May 1st. Pilots look forward to this event for a day of flying, the chance to socialize with fellow flyers at the terminus, and win prizes for collecting a good poker hand. Many aviation-related prizes are being collected for the lucky winners.
Visit up to five airports in any order starting at 9:30 AM, ending up at Blairstown (1N7) by 2:30 PM, for scoring of the card hands and awarding of prizes. Have breakfast or lunch along the way and enjoy the spring day. Cards can be drawn at Blairstown at 2:30 for any airports missed. It is not necessary to fly to any airport to play the Poker Run! The price will be $20 for each hand purchased. The airports selected for this year’s Poker Run are:
For more information, contact Angela at 973-575-8220 or check the North Jersey Ninety-Nines website.