Friday, September 25, 2009

Weekly Update - 18September to 26September

Good Afternoon Everyone!

Wow... what an incredible week. Dance week of course is always a busy one, and this was no exception. Saturday the 19th was our Fall Bombers Moon Ball. The day started early with the departure of the B-25 for Faribault, MN. The Harvard and P-51 had already made their way to Faribault earlier in the week. The crew took off around 9:30, and then it was off to work on cleaning up the hangar, and setting up for the dance. This took and extraordinarily short amount of time! With a great crew, and a little help from ABC Rentals, we were able to have the hangar swept, mopped, set-up and ready to go by Noon! Then it was a matter of getting out signs, setting up a few lights, getting the vehicles out and the aircraft arranged. All in all, a very smooth set up! At about 4 o'clock, the P-51 and Harvard arrived home. About 2 hours later the B-25 arrived, just about the time people started to steadily arrive for the dance. It was a rather grand entrance! The dance kicked off shortly after, and what a day for it! It was beautiful... warm and cloudless... perfect for the dance. Attendence was excellent, food and drinks were constantly sold, and everyone seemed to have a great time!!! Our volunteer crew was very professional and hard working. Our cleanup crew stayed late into the night to tear down and put away everything... it took until 2 am, but there were a couple of chances to take a break and have a drink... Thanks to everyone who helped us throughout the day and night!!!!! Wednesday after a dance tends to be a little quiet. It's nice to take a break and enjoy just being at the hangar. Larry Utter had other plans however, and prepped for a trip to Oshkosh, WI to help out Devil Dog. Larry and Roby Bybee picked up the prop stand from Maxwell Propeller. Thursday morning, Larry and Earl Teporten headed into Wisconsin to get Devil Dog's propeller and bring it to Maxwell for overhaul. Way to help out other CAF units guys!

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