modified Percival Mew Gull from London to Cape Town and back—
was four days, 10 hours, 16 minutes. The record will become official
when verified by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, which
sanctions world aviation records. (Stobbart flew from Johannesburg
to the Oshkosh convention in 1992 in a Fairchild F- 24 Argus. Eleven
years later, he flew his RV- 6 homebuilt to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
2003 to celebrate the centennial of powered flight.)
• A severe thunderstorm undid the hard work put in by volunteers
for this year’s Virginia Regional Festival of Flight, knocking down
tents and tossing around tables and chairs the night before the event
opened. The group worked quickly the next morning to get everything
back together in time to welcome more than 320 aircraft to Suffolk
Executive Airport (SFQ) May 30-31. The airport’s new infrastructure
worked well for event traffic flow and a record number of RV and
plane campers were in attendance. Many photos as well as judging
and drawing results are now available at www.VirginiaFlyIn.org. You
can also view a photo gallery from the event on www.EAA.org/photo
and click on Virginia Regional Festival of Flight.
• EAA Chapter 1240, Avon Park/Sebring, Florida, presented
two $1,000 scholarships to outstanding high school graduates.
Jonathan Guerrero from Avon Park High School and Lissette
Vega from Lake Placid High School were chosen based on their
scholastic achievements and career goals. Jonathan is enrolled
in South Florida Community College and plans to attend the
University of Central Florida after earning his associate degree.
Lissette will study nursing at Florida Atlantic University where
she will be part of the Air Force ROTC program with the goal of
becoming a flight nurse. Chapter 1240 holds monthly pancake
breakfasts at Avon Park Jet Center during the winter months to
raise funds for scholarships and other youth programs. www.
• Katie Domeyer, 14, soloed a glider on May 17 at Ken Jernstedt
Airfield in Hood River, Oregon. Her dad, David Domeyer, EAA 550671,
says she has been taking lessons from Gary Boggs of Northwest Sky
Sports and is a third-generation pilot. She has also flown right seat in
her grandfather’s Stits Playboy and her family’s Stinson.
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