Lancaster Airport Community Days 8/17/13

August 18, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Lancaster Airport (LNS) hosted a two day "Community Days" open house on Saturday 8/17 and Sunday 8/18. There were about 50-60 aircraft on static display, from a Lear 60 to a Stearman bi-plane. The big attractions were the B-17 and B-24, operated by the Collings Foundation "Wings of Freedom Tour". They gave rides to anyone willing to spend $425. There were lots of takers. Both planes spent the day taking off and landing on runway 26, giving multiple photos ops. There was also a "Parade of Planes", featuring many of the antiques and modern aircraft. LNS also has airline service. Sun Air International operates flights to IAD (Dulles Int'l) on a government subsidized contract. I was at LNS from 8-12:30, but didn't stay long enough to see the crash of an L-Bird. It apparently stalled on take off and hit the runway hard. The pilot walked away, but the plane did not. I had moved over the Smoketown (S37) which was hosting "Mission Air Fest". Some of the planes making flybys at LNS diverted there because of the crash. I also missed the Penn State Life Lion medevac helicopter (N896LL). As always, enjoy the photos.

 

Bill


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