Saturday, March 12, 2011

WFIF Event Today

Today was the day... The WFIF event was @ Frederick airport today and it was spectacular!  In total, there were 181 first time flyers that took to the skies!  I personally took either 9 or 12 ... I am not really sure... I think I lost count ;-)

But the part I do remember was how cool the whole experience was.  When the day started, it did not look promising due to the winds, which were 18 kts and gusting.  A couple of pilots even dropped out due to concern for the winds or mechanical issues.  As you might expect, Victoria looked quite concerned at the beginning of the day.

But in the end, everything worked out just fine!  The couple dozen pilots who were ready to go, rose to the occasion and were able to take all 181 passengers up for what I am sure was a memorable experience!  

(Hopefully, at least one of them will have been inspired to begin flight training of their own!)

Here are a couple of pix from the day and a video clip on one of the landings:


2 comments:

  1. I wanted to say thanks again for allowing me to participate - it was a very rewarding day - I too, hope that we convinced some women to move forward and enjoy this WONDERFUL pastime
    -J-

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  2. Actually, the grand total is now up to 185! We missed some in our first count! You took up 13! Thanks so much for coming all this way to make a big difference in these girls' lives!

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