Air Show Leaves Ionosphere Members on Cloud Nine

Ionosphere Program of Flight members from the Nan Knox Club, got a behind the scenes look at some of the pilots and planes participating in the Fort Lauderdale Air Show that took place May 4-5.

Ben Rogers, from the Fort Lauderdale Transportation Department, Rufus James and Carlton Harrison, the Director and Assistant Director of the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, invited members from the Ionosphere program at the Nan Knox Boys & Girls Club to meet some of the Air Shows’ pilots and learn about their airplanes. Aerobatic stunt pilot Mike Wiskus talked to members and showed them his modified single engine plane before firing up the engine and taking off for a practice flight. The GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team pilots and their vintage SNJ WWII planes also welcomed the kids, answered questions and allowed them to sit in the cockpit of one of the planes.

The kids were able to touch, hear, smell and see planes and pilots in action. They also received parting gifts of back packs with gifts including tickets to the “drop zone” for Saturday and Sunday to see the whole show up close. This experienced immersed our kids in aviation and they have been on cloud nine since attending the activities.

We send a heartfelt THANK YOU to Banyan Air Services’ at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, for arranging and hosting this awesome event!

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Group shot in front of plane