Long Island Fly-In Draws 10 BAC PLANES and 14 People!
Glorious flying conditions prevailed and the Graboski Airport in West Hampton was “filled” with Sierras, Sundowners and Musketeers on Saturday November 14, 2020. Rob Staab, Airboss of New Jersey, organized the fly-in. The 14 participants were careful to use appropriate virus protocol and 10 planes were on the ramp at lunch time.
The members traveling from the longest distance were Pat and Nancy Long who flew in from Penn Yan New York a one-way distance of 226 miles. Donel Davis flew 10 Miles from KFRG Farmingdale, just down the street. Matthew VanOmmeren and Warren Hoffman flew in from Farmingdale too all in separate Beechcrafts. Other states represented were Connecticut (Ken and Jean Cook; John Morgan), New Jersey (Rob Staab, Dave Falandys) and Massachusetts (Andrew Bonney, Tom and Patrick Corcoran).
Everyone received BAC Signal Kits left over from a previous BACFest. Each participant also got a door prize incentive for coming including wrench sets and tool bags and a couple of surplus BEECH BUM T-shirts. Lunch was provided at the airport restaurant courtesy of Beech Aero Club.
Matt VanOmmeren and the row of BAC planes
Baby Beeches all over the place at KFOK
No “line up and smile” for this bunch
Our BAC planes for as far as the eye can see
Tom Corcoran, Northeast Regional Director reporting