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Wyoming Valley Airport - July 14, 2012 - Forty Fort, PA
On Saturday, July 14, 2012, the Wyoming Valley Airport held an open house, or "Airport Day".
This is a small airport with no commercial flights, but now used more for small plane aficionados and hobbyists.
It does have some history behind it, having served as a training ground for pilots during World War II.
This day was more a family event with food, vendors, plane rides and tours, and you could take a look
into the cockpits of some of the planes. There was also an Albatros L-39 jet-powered fighter flown at one point by
Major John Baum of the U.S. Air Force, a demonstration pilot and former member
of the Air Force's world-famous Thunderbirds team. Some older vintage aircraft on were on hand as well.
Taxiing down to the runway, the Susquehanna River is just beyond the treeline.
Plane with older-type engine at the right.
The Albatros L-39 in front of the large open hangar.
Ready to take a couple riders for a short flight...
The cockpit of a more modern small plane.
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