Many are getting ready for their treck to Oshkosh, the Aviation Mecca for pilots.
BLUE EYES’ Needs Your Support!
But before we dream of Air Venture – Oshkosh, Blue Eyes’ needs your HELP! Frank from Freeflight Aviation will be putting Blue Eyes’ in the Burlington County Lockup unless Blue Eyes’ can raise $3,000.00 for Muscular Dystrophy before August 25th.
Pleaseeee help me raise this amount. All I need is a small amount from everyone, $5.00 or $10.00 will do. I don’t want to end up in the Burlington Lockup System. This will help a kid with Muscular Dystrophy go through their life a little easier. Click HERE to Donate Now.
Aircraft are in for oil changes, getting washed, being given those final last minute touches, for a successful adventure to our land of Mecca. Freeflight’s aircraft maintenance crew are providing last minute detailing (wash & clean) services to two such aircraft. The pilots are planning to depart this weekend, NOTAMs in hand, with hopes of beating the crowd.
Several of our flight school members and local pilots are planning to attend. Some in their aircraft, or part of the plane’s crew, some commercially. To some, this is a return trip, to others, a new adventure into the world of aviation.
If you are planning on attending, we invite our members and friends to Meet Up this Thursday evening around 6 PM for Dinner. For more details, please visit our event link on our Freeflight Aviation Meetup Group.
If you are still thinking about attending, two Freeflight Members have gotten flights into Appleton, Wisconsin at great prices. Maybe there are still seats available on those flights.
A Busy August…
We are now in the heat of summer, just passing the midpoint of the year, HOT JULY, which will soon end as the Aircraft Mecca Treck ends. With one Hot Summer Month, August, left, before the coolness of September approaches, Freeflight has several events planned for the August calendar.
Early August, for many, will be a settling in period. Returning home from Mecca, thinking, if only “Ground Hog Day” as in the movies, would return, must now realize their return to reality.
Although, not as adventurous as Oshkosh, Freeflight does make an annual treck to the Atlantic City Airshow every year on a Wednesday. This year will be August 17th. Freeflight members and friends arrive on the AC beaches to watch “Thunder over the Boardwalk. Most of us travel in by train, meeting up at the Lindenwold station, to catch an early morning train to AC. Others drive or fly the aircraft into AC. If traveling by train, we meet up at the AC Convention Center. Our handy electronic devices allow us to connect, meeting for breakfast, the show and/or dinner during the day. For more information please visit our Event Listing and let us know you are attending, our Freeflight Meetup Group or the Explore US Meetup Group.
They are red-orange, hot, fresh out of boiling water. We’re under the sycamore tree, at the gazebo, enjoying the crowd, enjoying a cool refreshing drink, finishing up some Hors d’oeuvres. We grab a plate. It’s the Annual Lobster Fest and Cookout. Hamburgers and Hotdogs on the grill. Clams in the shell, steaming, popping open from the grill’s heat. Salads to choose from, corn on the cob, fresh pasta, brownies, watermelon, yummmm!
Freeflight awakens from their dream. Our Lobster Fest is not until August 20th, starting at 4 PM! But, it’s coming, and soon! So buy your tickets NOW! Purchase your tickets online or directly from Freeflight. Send us an email or give us a call. Our invitation goes out to members of Freeflight Aviation, our local EAA Chapter, 1348, the Flying W and South Jersey Regional Airport pilot Community.
Our final event for August is near the end of the month, a Summer Fly-Out to Piseco, NY (K09) for the day or weekend. You the pilot decides how long you’d like to stay. One of our Freeflight members, Kirk, has invited our members and friends north for a weekend visit to his lakeside house and Pesco, his hometown Airport. On August 27th, Piseco Airport will have their annual August Fly-In breakfast. This will be an early morning Fly-Out to Piseco, NY, if you want to attend the airport’s breakfast, and an afternoon cookout at Kirk’s house on the lake. Bring your swim gear, and enjoy a relaxing swim in the lake. If you want, bring your camping gear and spend the night at the airport. Kirk will be happy to suggest a local hotel for the evening, if that is what you desire. We’ll have breakfast Sunday morning before heading back to New Jersey. A great way to end the month of August.