New Signage Featured at Virginia Regional Festival of Flight
Free Picnic Training Day on May 1
April 15, 2010 — The Virginia Regional Festival of Flight is erecting new signage to make it easier to get around the Suffolk Executive Airport during this year’s 13th annual event set for May 22-23. EAA Chapter 186’s Jim Heidish created graphic designs for signs and banners throughout the grounds, which will be mounted on metal supports designed by EAA Chapter 231 members Cliff Martin and a master sheet metal workman, and Ron VanSickle, a retired master machinist.
The Virginia Aviation Council is focusing on improvements aimed at making the annual event the best “EAA style” fly-in on the East Coast, said Dee Whittington, public relations director for the fly-in. “This year in addition to the signage, kids will find an expanded Youth Area, many more crews with golf carts to meet each fly-in aircraft, and three 100LL trucks to dramatically increase the speed of refueling,” he said. More than three hundred aircraft expected.
A special training and introduction day/free picnic for aircraft parkers and aircraft judges is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, at the Suffolk Airport. Hot dogs and chili will be served starting at noon. The training sessions start at 11 a.m. The Council urges those who want to volunteer this year to sign up on the volunteer page at www.VirginiaFlyIn.org.