Lots of media out in Freddy
Tuesday, July 17 started out foggy with a low cloud base. Yellow Wings personnel began the day early with a 6:15am spot on CBC Fredericton’s morning show, Morning Information, with Terry Seguin.
Roving reporter Amy Leitner, from the CBC six o’clock news, then joined us for a flight in the Finch just as the low scud drifted off. Amy and her cameraman Dave ended up spending most of the day with the Yellow Airplanes, filming, talking with veterans and basically catching the “Yellow bug.”
Daily Gleaner reporters and photographers also showed up, and between media interviews, sponsored rides (the Harvard was today’s favourite airplane), and interacting with the public, the Yellow Wings crew was kept quite busy all afternoon. Not too busy, however to keep an eye on the weather; a cold front was marching east across the province and combined with the humidity, made for some dark clouds on the horizon. The crew was forced to pack it up about an hour early, but none too soon as the first drops started falling just as the hangar door closed on the dry, snug airplanes inside.
Highlights of the day included meeting a veteran who had earned his Pilots Licence on Tiger Moths, and showing the Moncton Flight College students the crazy reversing ailerons on the same airplane.
Yellow Wings will be back at Capital Airways tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18, from 10-4pm, and will again be offering sponsored rides and the soon-to-be infamous yellow t-shirts!