What a day!!! With 52 registered pilots, and 350+ people in attendance, it made for a special day.
Charlotte Aeromodelers combined its rainout Warbirds Event with the Annual Fall Fly In to make for a spectacular day.
The Warbirds Event was to support the Wounded Warrior Project. Although it was rained out, the club and individual donors made a sizeable donation in their name to the AMA.
Now for the fun!
This event gave special recognition to the Purple Heart Foundation by showing them the red carpet. We are making a sizeable donation to their group to help other wounded soldiers in our region.
The club had well over $3000 in prizes for the general raffle; a donated ride on the WWII Aluminum Overcast B17 and an oil painting of the B17 as another raffle prize; and an auction for a framed US flag that flew over Afghanistan on a drone mission along with a certificate of authenticity.
Then we had the big BBQ that fed 200+ people. Always a treat.
The weather was perfect and the party was big.
Section 1 photos by John Metcalf.