Locals of all ages got their kicks this weekend by soaring high over the roads and fields of Liberty County.
The MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield hosted
its first Aviation Day and had about two dozen aircraft on display,
including emergency, experimental, Department of Defense,
and a few other unique flight
devices. Crowds also gathered to see the unmanned helicopter known as the Boeing A160T Hummingbird.
“What’s really cool is that the hummingbird hasn’t ever been on public display before,” said Mark Davidson of MidCoast Airport.
Upping the ante, many visitors who viewed and inspected the brightly colored airplanes also took rides. The Experimental Aircraft Association, through their Young Eagles Program, helped some younger passengers experience their first flights.
One young aviation enthusiast, Kristy Williamson, watched as her father, who is about to deploy with the Army, logged a few more miles of instructing time. She was also preparing, with her sister and mom, to take a flight with him.
“He’s pretty good flyer,” she said.