Spy Minute: Airport Day 2017 Rocks with Largest Attendance Ever


Four hours of flying fun on September’s final Saturday gave hundreds a people a personal and close-up look at some of America’s finest flying machines. In the final hour, a happy and relieved Mike Henry, Easton’s able airport manager, proclaimed to the Spy that the day was a great success. In fact, it was the largest attendance on record!

One look at the airport ramp filled with people and aircraft told the story!

Visitors were treated to a morning jet pull, followed by a departure and mass formation flyover. The aircraft participating in the show were on the ground for visitors to checkout up close and even talk to the pilots.

After lunch, attention turned towards the field for the “world famous chicken drop.” No, it’s not a real chicken.

Then, a beautiful L-39 jet powered up and prepared to taxi.

After being cleared for takeoff by Easton’s air traffic controllers, the L-39 thrilled the crowd with a few approved fly overs!

Before The Spy departed, a couple of beautiful WWII-era aircraft were spotted. There is something about old aircraft and kids….a B-25 and Avenger torpedo bomber did not disappoint old and young alike!

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