Our Georgia Chapter AAA participated in the Vintage Days Fly-In and display held on 28 August at the Candler Field Museum in Williamson Georgia. This is an annual event held at our AAA member Ron Alexander's PeachState Aerodrome. Although the weather was overcast and later clearing there were over 2000 attendees with more than 50 aircraft with a wonderful assortment of old cars and tractors.
People were invited to attend in period dress and this provided a great backdrop to the 1929 theme of Candler Field, Atlanta's first airport. There were several theme activities going on including a cakewalk with "vintage" calliope music to set the mood. Tours of the Candler Field Museum and various aircraft such as the DC-3 kept the interest level high. Biplane rides in the museum Waco was a real treat especially for first timer's!
Our chapter treasurer Bill Hammond did a super job as the show announcer explaining the unique history of various aircraft and getting everyone's attention during the P-51 and T-28 flybys.
Member Richard Epton and wife were very correct with their outfits beside their Curtiss Robin and Barbara Kitchens not only brought her 1931 Davis but she and husband Bob ran the "period" Popcorn machine.
Across the field David Harwell had our Georgia Chapter AAA booth at his Barnstormers Shop and conducted tours of fabric covering and aircraft restoration. It still surprises some people that airplanes are not all metal!
Vintage Days was judged a great success by everyone. We look forward to seeing you at PeachState in the near future.