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17th Chili Fiesta Fly-In (PAST) was a successful and comfortable day. Approx. 70 planes attended including 2 WACOs & 2 Stearman, Chili was plentiful and a good time was had by all! Thanks to all our Volunteers!
48th Antique Fly-In – (PAST – June 8th) Very comfortable day, partly sunny, low 80’s, only downside was a persistent 9+ mph crosswind that may very well have discouraged some of the older planes but we still had about 60 attendees and it looked like everyone had a good time. Thanks to the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron for conducting this increasingly rare JUDGED Antique Airplane Assoc. event.
Schweizer 1-26 Glider Fun Meet — Fri., Sat. & Sun. August 9, 10 & 11.
EAA Chapter 1536 meets at Massey Aerodrome on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM. EAA next meeting.: July 8th (None in June).
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SPACE AVAILABLE in Community Hangars, Call John @ 410-928-5270.
See Interesting Article: Ferrying Sportsman N124MK Back to the U.S. in “Latest News” Jeff & Therese visited Massey on March 17th. SeePhotos in our Photo Library.
If you read Flying mag. you may have seen David Mamet’s column. In May he wrote of a book we happen to have in our library: The Last Enemy by Richard Hillary
Joe Flood & Sons brought 3 of their superb restorations to the Chili Fest. Read the 10 page article in the May/June issue of EAA Vintage Airplane magazine. Including Giles Henderson’s Clipped Wing Cub. Thanks Joe, it was a privilege to see these planes! See More in “Latest News” below.
50 years ago on July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed the first two people on the Moon, Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin. Do you remember watchingon TV when Armstrong first stepped out of the lunar module?
The Antique Fly-In is ON for today, Saturday. Weather is improving and we are setting up for food and fun. Details here. PAAS Fly-In Director: Mike Strieter 301-440-5294. The airport number is 410-928-5270. We’ll likely be landing Runway 02 Left Traffic for easy egress off the runway, though we do have a taxiway on the west side. Careful for NORDO aircraft.
The sun came out early this year and attracted over 100 fly-in aircraft. Plenty of ham and turkey was prepared by the airport staff, while hors d’oeuvres and desserts trickled in throughout the day. Classic cars, classic aircraft, and even an autogyro made it out for another successful December event. Thanks to all who helped out, or just attended and had fun keeping grass roots aviation alive.
First Antique Fly-In at Massey – a resounding success!
45th Antique Fly-In of the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron.
Approx. 75 show & guest airplanes plus 1 helicopter attended. It was breezy with a cross wind but partly sunny with low humidity that made the temperature in the low 90’s feel almost comfortable. Six airplanes received awards and 3 past award winners also attended. John Machamer’s brand new restoration, a 1930 Davis D-1K received two awards and father & son Joe & Jason Flood each received an award. We look forward to John Machamer to receive the Gold Lindy this year at Oshkosh.
Also attending was Joe Kaminskas’ 1930 WACO RNF and Marlin Horst’s 1929 Fairchild 71, both past Horn Point award winners and both are also recipients of aviations highest Award for restoration: EAA VINTAGE ANTIQUE GRAND CHAMPION – Gold Lindy.
Gene Breiner’s 1936 Taylorcraft J-2 stole the show when he put on the single blade Everel propeller and flew numerous demonstration flights (a two blade propeller is used for ferry flights across the bay).
AWARDS at the 45th Antique Fly-In of the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron, held at Massey Aerodrome June 11th, 2016:
Antique Sweepstakes: NC1584 1930 Davis D-1K, John Machamer
PAAS Presidents Award: NC1584 1030 Davis D-1K, John Machamer Gettysburg PA.
Antique Grand Champion: NC23927 1939 Aeronca Chief, Joe Flood
Best Custom Built: N907MG 1999 Pitts S1S, Jason Flood Franklinville NJ.
Classic Grand Champion: N195RA 1953 Cessna 195B, Ray Franke Bath PA.
Contemporary Grand Champion: N7258A 1956 Cessna C-172, Michael Meyers, Owings MD.
Military Grand Champion: N79731 1944 Piper L-4, Paul Smith, Mt. Airy MD.
AAA HQ Award: NC16745 1036 Taylor J-2, Eugene Breiner Newville PA