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