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First Flights for Kids 2018 a success!

On Saturday June 16, 2018, the club held its 10th annual AFC’s First Flights for Kids event.

We had nine aircraft participate in our awesome fleet which included the new addition of a turbine helicopter (thanks Ryan!) which added some new interest to the event.

Thanks to all the volunteers and pilots who participated.  We had a good mix of newer members, “not-so-new” members and some “potential-new” members too.  It’s your efforts and generosity that allowed over 140 kids to get their first taste of flight in a small airplane.  To date, the club has flown well over 1000 kids in the last 10 years!  Well done!

Below in the article is a small sample of the awesome pictures taken by our photographer.  Here are links to the entire collection:  Children  ,  Candids.

We look forward to seeing everyone again for next year’s event on Saturday June 15, 2019 !

Cheers,

Mark Thibault & Ron Becker
Coordinators
AFC’s First Flights for Kids

Chuck Yeager on Air Combat

In the video below, famous pilot Chuck Yeager talks about air combat in three eras of conflict, WW2, Korea and Vietnam.  The footage came on a VHS tape included in the deluxe version of Chuck Yeager’s Air Combat flight simulation game released by EA back in 1991.

Also featured is a video of the game itself. It was unique in that it allowed you to pit a fighter from one era against another. Flying a F-4 Phantom against a Focke Wulf FW-190 is not as easy as it sounds.

I logged many happy hours in this sim back in the day and it remains a classic. Enjoy.

Cheers,

Mark Thibault