Tuskegee Airman Returns

WINGS & WHEELS 2021 SET FOR SATURDAY, OCT 2, 2021

 We are a go for 2021 and are working on a few surprises and the return of some favorites. New this year that we can tell you about is the Warbird Showcase, featuring at least 6 WWII & Viet Nam era aircraft. See the plane section for pictures and details. Fan favorite  Naval Academy Parachute Team is returning!!! Our Harbor Defense Group of WWII re-enactors will once again be on site as will be First State Skate Supply demonstrating and teaching skateboarding tips and tricks PLEASE STAY TUNED TO THE WEBSITE AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE PROCESS!!

Parking is $5/vehicle. THERE WILL BE NO ONSITE PARKING AT THE AIRPORT THIS YEAR. We are working on a new locations – those when confirmed will be announced here.

 

We are very excited that at 100 years young, now Brigadier General Charles McGee returns for Wings & Wheels 2020!!! After Wings & Wheels 2019, Charlie did not let any moss grow under his feet. On his 100th birthday, he piloted a plane flying to Dover Air Force Base, he was promoted (finally) to Brigadier General on the day of the State of Union Address and was President Trump’s guest. Not too long after that, he was sent to the Super Bowl to perform the coin toss to start the game. Interestingly enough, little did the person know who was helping him that Charlie could probably run circles around him. If you didn’t know, Charlie drove himself to Georgetown, getting to The Brick Hotel in the early morning hours, then getting up after only a few hours sleep to be the keynote speaker at our Pathways to Aviation event on Friday morning. He went back to the hotel for a brief nap, then joined us for our Friday night dinner show, then up early to join all of us at the airport to greet everyone who wanted to shake his hand. After a full day, instead of staying over, he got back in his car and drove home. Their constitution is incredible and reminded us a lot of our friend Doolittle Raider Dick Cole who passed away last year at the age of 103. Make plans to come out and welcome General McGee back to Georgetown.

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