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WINGS & WHEELS 2018 SET FOR SATURDAY, OCT 6, 2018

Sounds of the Big Bopper & Buddy Holly at the Friday night Sock Hop – 10/5/2018!

Join us for the 11th annual Wings & Wheels Fall Festival at the Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown on Saturday, October 6th from 10-4. Admission is Free! Food and Craft Vendors, entertainment from Glass Onion, activities for the kids + Planes and Cars, where are you able to get or see so much for FREE. In addition, there will be an encampment that will focus on the History of the Airport & the return of Navy Midshipmen Parachute Team.  Plenty of off-site parking at Sussex Academy and overflow at Sterling Square Shopping Center with buses and trams to shuttle you to and from the gate, starting at 9 am. THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE PARKING AT THE AIRPORT THIS YEAR.

Celebrating 103 years young!!

Recently Larry Kelley was able to attend an early 103rd birthday celebration for Lt Col Dick Cole, surviving Doolittle Raider. Dick always a welcome friend to Wings & Wheels and huge crowd pleaser, is still planning to attend in October, barring anything unforeseen. Most likely however, this will be his last visit, so if you still would like to pay your respects to this American Hero, please make plans to come out on Saturday, October 6th, (pictured, Larry Kelley, Lt Col Cole & long time Doolittle Raider Manager, Tom Casey)

The world of Virtual Reality comes to Pathways to Aviation

This year our students attending the Pathways to Aviation program will be able to enter the world of Virtual Realty as it relates to aviation compliments of James Wheatley and his company VR  Wheatley. Jimmy is an instructional teaching specialist with IRSD, implementing various technology initiatives. VR Wheatley builds state of the art computers optimized for VR Education. This year he will be providing life like flight simulations in iconic aircraft from around the world. VR Wheatley will also be on hand on Saturday, event day for attendees to try out the world of Virtual Reality!!

James Wheatley, Professional Development for Educators.

Car Show Entrants – photo opportunity

We are excited to be able to offer a photo with your car and a P51 Mustang!! How exciting is this!! Anthony Marill owner of Anthony Marill Photo will be on hand to take the pictures and will offer them at:

4 x 6 – $10

5 x 7 – $14.00

He also will be able to provide larger prints, if requested.

Pilot Information

We will have normal flight operations all day at the airport. Please monitor Unicom 123.00 for activity  at or near the airport. The USNA parachute team will be doing some jumps into the airport and a group of aircraft will be doing a formation flyover the airfield mid day.

There will NOT be a waiver or TFR in effect.

If you are flying in with a vintage, antique, war bird,  homebuilt or very unique aircraft, we request you follow Ground Marshal instructions (123.00) to display parking. We have many of our based pilots who will be assisting with parking aircraft as well as ROTC and CAP to provide security. You will be met by a greeter who will provide information about the events of the day and free food and beverage for display aircraft crews

If you are flying into KGED in general aviation aircraft to enjoy the day, you will be directed to general aircraft parking also on 123.00. There will be a ground operations marshal to direct you. You will also be met with a greeter to give an events schedule and instructions on how to get to and from your aircraft across security lines.

Welcome to Delaware Coastal Airport (KGED) and our Wings & Wheels Fly In and Fall Festival.

Pilots with specific questions are welcome to call Larry Kelley at 410-991-2356.

Book signing benefits Delaware Aviation Museum

  

Join Joanne Guilfoil, lover of all things Delmarva and author of Flying over Delmarva, The ABC’s of Flying over Delmarva and Flying over Delmarva A – Z,  at our Friday night Greaser’s Ball on 10/5. Joanne started volunteering at her HS friend’s hangar, pushing planes, getting to know pilots of crop dusters and banner planes and her fascination with planes grew as did her passion. She turned this passion into a book filled with amazing stories and photos of these pilots and their planes. Joanne will be selling and autographing her books and generously donating half of the proceeds to the Delaware Aviation Museum.

Flying over Delmarva – $50

The ABC’s of Flying over Delmarva – $20

Flying over Delmarva A – Z – $15

If you could see the BEAUTIFUL photos in Flying Over Delmarva, you will see the passion of her work in documenting these planes and their pilots. Stop over on Friday, October 5th and get you a book. Remember, Christmas is coming and you can help the Museum at the same time.    Thanks Joanne!!

 

Helicopter Rides Available

Once again we are happy to welcome back – Katelyn James who has partnered up with Ken operating J&J Shop Heliair. To help with the demand, this year they will be bringing 2 helicopters. They will be doing rides for $25 per person and can accommodate up to two passengers at one time. For more info or to book a flight, contact: (443) 359-0386 or katelynjames.heliair@gmail.com

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