People and vehicles (and a few aircraft) were bustling around Lakeland Airport early this morning as I arrived at our AOPA tent. Our very able events person in charge of the scene on our little piece of real estate is Jenni Rosenthal. Not surprisingly, she had a whole crew at work for her. First little glitch, no fork lift truck. A call and the issue is gone….fork lift will arrive as promised.
You see, Jenni’s vision is for the Sweepstakes Tornado Husky to be under partial shade….actually, it will be the pilots that want shade as the weather forecasts are very encouraging if you like sun!
Up goes the shelter. Then, the crew comes to meet up with the Huskies and provides the power to push them a couple hundred yards down a path to the tent.
With some careful work (we’re not revealing our secrets) both aircraft are positioned in front of the tent. We tie them down and put the covers on as the show opens Tuesday.
My only regret….we can’t really fly for a whole week!