Storm dampens summer Fly-in
eight planes attended the annual summer Fly-In at George Weller’s local runway last weekend, a lot fewer than last year’s total of almost thirty. “We had scheduled the Fly-In for Saturday, so when we had to postpone it to Sunday because of the bad weather, many couldn’t attend,” commented Mr. Weller from his home in Stanstead East.
The eight planes that flew in were all home-built planes except for one, and came from either Quebec or Ontario. “One man arrived in a Hummel Bird, a plane that fits only one person and has half of a Volkswagon engine in it. It has two cylinders, thirty horsepower, and can go up to 95 miles an hour,” explained the flying enthusiast. According to Mr. Weller, RV kit planes are now the most popular airplanes in the world. “They are not expensive and they can be built in one and a half years.”
The pilots and their families enjoyed an afternoon on the Weller Farm and were treated to a beefalo burger cook-out, thanks to the Wellers’ own herd.
The small yellow plane, seen here at George Weller’s FlyIn last Sunday, is a “Hummel Bird”, a plane that only one person can fit in!