Saturday couldn’t have been a better day to get the Cessna(or in my case, Chevy) fired up and take a trip to Bangor International Airport for the Maine Aero Services Open Hangar BBQ and Fly In. The folks at BGR waived all landing fees for those attending and judging by the ramp, it was well attended.
Besides a stellar line up of Maine Aero serviced aircraft, Chuck Burkhead, sales representative from Bendix King was on hand to inform those in attendance about the upcoming ADS-B mandate from the FAA. Also on hand were Keith Strange speaking about maintenance and Susan Fournier about issues related to purchasing aircraft outside of the United States.
Exhibitors from the Bangor Air Traffic Control Tower, Bangor International Airport, Bendix King, Garmin and Varney Agency were on hand to talk with attendees. Lunch was provided by the excellent cooks from Jeff’s Catering in Brewer.
The hangar was immaculate and had several static displays including N769, a gorgeous US Department of the Interior Kodiak on floats and BGR’s new Oshkosh snowblower. Not a part of the fly in, but parked on the BGR GA ramp was a beautiful Honda Jet with the unique engine placement on the wings. All in all it was a great morning with a lot of information presented and possibly a few stories thrown in there for good measure. Wheels up!