Fun ‘Fly-in’ at Weller Farm

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead East

Lo­cal or­ganic farmer and pi­lot, Ge­orge Weller, held a well-at­tended ‘fly-in’ last Sun­day at the small air­port lo­cated on his farm in Stanstead East. “A man who stores his plane at my place asked if I would do a fly-in. We were go­ing to do it the last Sun­day in Au­gust but some­body sched­uled a hur­ri­cane so we had to can­cel,” com­mented Mr. Weller.

About twenty-five planes and one helicopter flew in on Sun­day to join the five planes that are reg­u­larly parked at the Weller air­port. “Pi­lots who have planes like to fly. They brought their chil­dren, wives and girl­friends and we all got to­gether for a corn roast and a Beefalo burger BBQ,” said Mr. Weller. Sup­ply­ing all the food for the roughly fifty peo­ple who at­tended from his or­ganic farm, Mr. Weller men­tioned that the corn was still sweet but a lit­tle wormier than usual. The only trou­ble came when he re­al­ized that the din­ing room ta­ble that he was plan­ning to use for the oc­ca­sion, his only empty hay wagon, had bro­ken rear wheels; but he man­aged to fix them on Sun­day morn­ing in time for the feast.

A good time was had by all and one pi­lot com­mented to Mr. Weller that he had the best grass air­field in the re­gion.

Photo Stanstead Jour­nal

Raphael, Olivier and An­thony Vail­lan­court, all from Coat­i­cook, were get­ting ready for take-off at Ge­orge Weller’s ‘fly-in’ last Sun­day.

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