Weller Fly-In attracts some special planes
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.