Weller Fly-In at­tracts some spe­cial planes

Stanstead Journal - - FRONT PAGE - Vic­to­ria Vanier

There was a lot of ac­tion in the skies above Stanstead East over the week­end. More than twenty planes at­tended Ge­orge Weller’s an­nual Fly-In BBQ, held last Satur­day and Sun­day at his farm and pri­vate air­port, CTQ2.

“We had some re­ally un­usual planes this year. We had a large Rus­sian plane with a 1000 horse­power en­gine that can hold ten peo­ple, and a Quickie 2, a plane de­signed by the world’s most fa­mous de­signer, Burt Routan,” ex­plained Mr. Weller. Among other things, Mr. Routan de­signed the “Voy­ager”, the first plane to go all around the world without stop­ping, and the “Star­ship”, the first plane to go to space. “The Quickie 2 has two sets of wings and looks a lit­tle like a dragon­fly,” said Mr. Weller. An­other in­ter­est­ing plane was a home-built acro­batic plane that showed a lit­tle of what it could do.

The Wellers al­ways pro­vide a nice ‘or­ganic’ spread for their fly­ing visi­tors, in­clud­ing burg­ers made from their own beefalo meat, potato salad made with their own strain of pota­toes, cab­bage salad and corn on the cob. “Ev­ery­one had a great time. They al­ways say it’s the best Fly-in that they go to with the best food!” con­cluded Mr. Weller.

The Big yel­low East Euro­pean air­plane (1000 HP) tak­ing off on the run­way while the white “X wing starfighter”, ac­tu­ally a Quickie II, waits its turn.

A view of sev­eral air­planes from the hanger tower at Ge­orge Weller’s air­port.

Big Yel­low Rus­sian plane in flight.

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