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Eastern North Carolina Fly-In

ILM fly-in 2010

The first Eastern North Carolina Fly-In was held on June 12, 2010 at the Air Wilmington FBO on the Wilmington International Airport (KILM). The weather was good but very hot and when the rescue fire truck put on it's display of water cannons many wished they had their bathing suits on so they could run under the cool water spray.   At least we were inside Bill Cherry's cavernous hangar out of the sun.

The attendance was very good with many planes flying in and many drive-ins as well. Three display airplanes were featured, a Cessna 400, a Cirrus SR 22 and a Van's RV-12 LSA which had been home built. Represenitives from the airport, the FAA, the Coast Guard Auxilliary-Air, NCDOT, the National Guard, the National Weather Service and others were on hand to answers questions about their organizations. Goodie bags were given to all attendees and a free hot dog lunch was served at noon. Following lunch Mike Matten of Easter Aviation Fuels presented a seminar entitled "The Outlook for a Replacement for 100LL".

Photos from the event may be viewed here.

With the success of the Chapter's first attempt at hosting a fly-in at the big airport plans are being made to do it again next year.