Wow! Thanks For The Successful Fly-In

What an amazing fly-in this year! With great weather and an impressive group of airplanes that made the trip to 3W5, this year’s fly-in exceeded everybody’s expectations. We had a feeling things were going to be busy today after we had a large number of airplanes arrive yesterday. A huge thanks to all of the pilots and visitors who spent the time to come and visit the airport this weekend!

Our official count today was 168 airplanes flew in for the 2010 North Cascades Vintage Fly-In, and that’s a minimum number since there were airplanes that came and went without checking in. Not sure if that’s a record, but the airport was filled to the brim.

Included in that number were a number of amazing airplanes including Addison Pemberton’s Boeing Model 40C that we’ve been talking about all week. The plane was a big attraction and Addison was generous enough to give rides to more than a dozen people. We managed to get some pictures from a beautiful evening flight on board the Boeing. Truly an amazing airplane to ride in.

We also saw the return of the Student Prince that appeared in our 1988 video we posted earlier in the month. There were a pair of Howards, a Spartan Executive, Wacos, a Laird, Bellanca Cruisemasters, a line of Luscombes, Piper Cubs…the list goes on and on.

We’ll post more stories and pictures in the coming week from the fly-in. We just wanted to take a moment to say thanks to everybody who helped make the fly-in such a huge success.

6 Responses to “Wow! Thanks For The Successful Fly-In”

  1. Doug Becker July 27, 2010 at 11:03 am #

    Hi, everybody! Thanks for taking the time to bring me up to date about the very busy weekend you had for your fly-in. I will have to do a little research about the Student Prince. Very pretty. Best of luck, always. Doug-NC78045-GC1B

  2. Wayne Bennett July 27, 2010 at 11:22 am #

    Great Airport, Excellent hosts at all the local hangars.

  3. Ed Anderson, Aviation Photog July 27, 2010 at 4:38 pm #

    2009 was my first year down your way and I just had to return. I arrived early by car on the 24th and remained to mid afternoon and fully enjoyed the magnificent turnout of participants and overall hospitality. My cameras were tired by the time I left for home to North Vancouver B.C. I will be back!! In the meantime if you would like photographs for your gallery please let me know and I will send a batch asap.
    Ed Anderson

  4. Jeremy Wilson July 28, 2010 at 10:30 am #

    My girlfriend and I had a most amazing time at the Fly-In. From listening to and following Addison Pemberton and his Model 40 during our own arrival, to standing on the grass chatting with Richard Bach about that same airplane, we are absolutely certain that you can’t have had a better event.

    What struck me most was the atmosphere. There were no loudspeakers haranguing people, or stating the self-evident about the aircraft flying. There were food stands, but the food was reasonably priced. There were marshallers, but you could wander around the aircraft and had to look out for your own safety, which is as it should be.

    The hangars full of treasures, the fantastic automobiles on display, and the setting made it a wonderful day. I’m only sorry we had to leave a bit early, and head over to Friday Harbor, which paled in comparison.

    We’ll most definitely be back for next year, and I’ll bring as many friends in aircraft as I can find, for this event is not to be missed. General Aviation as it should be, as it has been, and as it can be again.

    Thanks to the organizers and the volunteers for all the hard work which made it possible.


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