Saturday, May 14, 2016

Crowd enjoys Open Cockpit

Future pilots check out cockpit of Huey, one of the most popular stops. 
Visitors enjoyed better-than-predicted weather.
Over 500 people of all sizes took advantage of the first Open Cockpit of the season to enjoy beautiful spring weather and aircraft at Strawberry Point. Among the most popular craft was the T-34 "Shark" trainer and the UH-1 "Huey."  If you missed this chance to sit in historic fighters, bombers and 1950s-era airliner, join us June 11, weather permitting, for the next event.

A tree grows in Aero Acres

Grace Henninger gets ready to help with planting of white dogwood.
Aero Acres in Middle River was the site of a special tree planting My 14 to honor Rosie the Riveters. Aero Acres was a development built by Glenn Martin to house WWII defense workers.  With the help of the Aero Acres Community Association a donated white dogwood was planted in a park on Fuselage Avenue. The event mirrors a tradition started in the Netherlands last year and planned to  be copied in communities across the county.

A look at history

Docent Bill Haugen explains the special tiles on the shuttle. A busload of aviation enthusiasts enjoyed the day November 8 at the Smiths...