Angel Flight East is an organization that provides free rides by private pilots to patients in need of travel for medical care. They reached out to us and asked us to put the Velocity on display at their annual air and car show at Wings Field in Blue Bell, PA.
We agreed and headed out early to get parked before the show opened with Nancy, Garret and Kathryn.The weather was cool, but perfect with crystal blue skies. It looked like a great day for a show.
Here is a video of our takeoff from Chester County Airport.
Beautiful views of the full moon set against our canard, winglet and the blue skies.
Visibility was great as we flew to Wings.
|Marsh Creek Lake|
|Another view of the lake and forest|
|Pottstown airport and the nuclear plant in the distance|
|Garret spots the field and we start our approach|
|There's the runway.|
|View of the airport from downwind leg|
Here is a video of our landing at Wings:
After landing, the flagmen direct us on and on, eventually ending up in a prime spot right at the entrance to the show.
|Our own marked space|
|View of the plane from the show entrance|
|N929X ready for the show|
|Off to the hangar for our breakfast|
It was cold in the morning.
|Garret and Kathryn|
|Bundled up plane side.|
Shortly after we arrived, other planes started streaming in.
|Our friend Kerry Fritz came in with his Long EZ|
Remember, this is a Wings and Wheels show. The cool thing is that they display the cars mixed among the planes. After the aircraft were parked, the classic cars were brought in and displayed among us. It looked great.
|Kathryn assumes her standard air show entry position|
|...with winglets! She's really catching on.|
|Garret and I do the canard entry.|
|A chopped minivan with a unicycle rack?|
Of course, we also had a Batmobile.
The show opened and people flooded in. It was suddenly full. Everyone really enjoyed the airplanes and we had a lot of interest in the Velocity.
|People checking out the plane|
|Kerry Fritz and his wife at the Long EZ|
|Kids love the Velocity|
|Lots of planes and cars|
Here are some panoramic views from the show. Click on them and you can pan around to see the whole show.
I was happy to see my old college friends, Ed and Caroline "Slasher" Wallo there. Caroline is one of the organizers and Ed is the front man of the band, The Fredos. They were great.
|Ed and Caroline|
A quick video clip of the Fredos.
Angel Flight's website even posted some nice pictures of us from the show.
|Letting a pilot try out the cockpit|
|Why I don't have a seat|
|Digital Dave of Oshkosh fame stopped by|
Toward the end of the show, we got permission to sneak out early with my friend Kerry to get some air to air shots on the way home. Here are some pictures.
|Taxi to the ramp|
|Kerry's run up in front of us. Man is that plane narrow compared to the V.|
|Race 99 over Pottstown|
|Long EZ with nuclear backdrop|
|Kerry passes our winglet|
|Another nice winglet shot|
This is a video of our approach and landing back at Chester County airport.
We had a great time for a great cause. Thanks for inviting us and we'll see you next year.