It will go down as one heck of a show!  Rain Monday. Rain Wednesday.  And Rain and tornado on Thursday.  Everyone on the stand saw the bad weather coming and ran for cover.  When we came back the tent was gone and airplanes were destroyed.  Bob McDowel's Lil Beaver survived without a scratch but the CH701 parked behind it was destroyed. Bob was seen buying a lottery ticket ( it must be his day of luck).  The new CH650 demonstrator also survived without a scratch.  Flightcrafters quick build CH750 fuselage tumbled about 40 feet but seemed to survive with only a few scratches.  The police finally moved in about 4:00 pm and cleared the show grounds. Sun n Fun states they will open Friday at 8:00 am.  Our Recovery of aircraft will start tomorrow.


Russell Lepre'

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Comment by Jonathan Porter on April 1, 2011 at 1:29am
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