Wiscasset Fly-in

CAF's P-51D Mustang (NL10601, 44-73843)
CAF’s P-51D Mustang (NL10601, 44-73843)

Yesterday I visited Wiscasset Municipal Airport (KIWI, in Wiscasset, ME) where the Maine Aeronautics Association had organized a fly-in. The “star” of the event was Commemorative Air Force’s “Red Tail” squadron‘s touring exhibit “Rise Above” (about the Tuskegee airmen), complete with their P-51D Mustang. However, there were a number of interesting aircraft on display. The entire event had a pleasant, laid-back feeling that I felt was appropriate for summertime Maine.

Mustang and the "movie theatre" for the Tuskegee exhibit
Mustang and the “movie theatre” for the Tuskegee exhibit

Maine has many lakes and sure enough a number of amphibious float-planes were present. I was happy to also see a number of classic and vintage aircraft. Despite its small scale, the event provided a nice showcase of all types of general aviation.

Cessna 185 (N481H, c/n 185-0116)
Cessna 185 (N481H, c/n 185-0116)
Aviat A-1C-180 Husky (N24NF, c/n 3165) of PK Floats
Aviat A-1C-180 Husky (N24NF, c/n 3165) of PK Floats
The Husky was flown by PK Floats' president
The Husky was flown by PK Floats’ president
Cessna 208 (N526LM, c/n 20800544) in amphibious configuration
Cessna 208 (N526LM, c/n 20800544) in amphibious configuration
Cubcrafters Carbon Cub SS (N242WW, c/n CC11-00324) taking off
Cubcrafters Carbon Cub SS (N242WW, c/n CC11-00324) taking off
1963-vintage Cessna 150C (N2003Z, c/n 15059803) taking off
1963-vintage Cessna 150C (N2003Z, c/n 15059803) taking off
Aeronca 65-TAL (NC36679, c/n L1411TA), built in 1941, was the oldest aircraft at the event
Aeronca 65-TAL (NC36679, c/n L1411TA), built in 1941, was the oldest aircraft at the event
Stoddard-Hamilton GlaStar (N788C, c/n 5460) kitplane
Stoddard-Hamilton GlaStar (N788C, c/n 5460) kitplane
Van's RV-8 homebuilt (N80549, c/n 80549, "The Yellow Peril") taking off
Van’s RV-8 homebuilt (N80549, c/n 80549, “The Yellow Peril”) taking off
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