Roger, Darlene, and I just got back from the Midland Airshow. It was a blast. They had a really great turnout, and were able to give away a bunch of prizes - one of which was a P51 Mustang! Many great pilots were there to show their skills, and I think the event got finished with only a handful of crashes, which is always a plus. Pictures are up, and I have video too - but that will take longer to get up and on the web. I'll post here and on our Facebook page when the video gets up. Click here to see the pictures, or click the image above.
One person I was very happy to see at the field was a friend of mine by the name of Gene Thompson. Some of you might remember him as a former President of the Midland club. Most of you know him as the guy that managed to hover a SIG Kadet. But however you know him, Gene is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. But we nearly lost Gene a number of times over the past couple of years, as he has battled a failing liver. Recently, Gene was finally able to undergo a liver transplant, and now, he's back at the field showing everyone how to really work the sticks. That's his Hanger 9 Twist in the pciture above, taken at the airshow.
I'm thrilled to see he's doing well, and relieved that he going to be around for a long time. Congrats, Gene - we're glad to have you back!