755 Spurwink Farm Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast Replay

The Spurwink Farm Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast is coming up on July 9, 2023.

Planes at the Spurwink Farm airstrip.

This annual event is hosted by EAA Chapter 141 on the 1,800-foot grass runway at the Spurwink Farm Airfield in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The farm is a 40-stall private boarding facility owned by the Sprague family. The fly-in runs from 0800 until 1100 AM. The pancakes are freshly cooked and the blueberries and maple syrup are Maine products.

Cooking blueberry pancakes.

Last year Micah and Max recorded a number of interviews at Spurwink for Episode 708. Since we’re on our summer 2023 hiatus, and because we don’t want to leave you without an Airplane Geeks episode, we replay those interviews for this episode. Perhaps they’ll inspire you to attend the fly-in July 9. Perhaps they’ll inspire you to attend a fly-in in your area.

The BD-5 micro-plane.

Interviews:

  • Fred Wilcoxen tells us about his Bede BD-5 micro-homebuilt airplane.
  • Douglas Corrigan relates his story about getting the aviation bug as a youngster and now working ATC.
  • JD is a retired military pilot who flies long-haul cargo in a Boeing 777. He flew up from New Jersey in his Cessna 177B Cardinal.
  • Mike Smith brought his beautiful Sonex up from Massachusetts.
  • We talked with Bill Barry, the former NASA chief historian and glider enthusiast.
  • MaryLou Sprague tells us how she and her late husband Phineas (Phin) started a relationship with EAA Chapter 141 and how the airstrip came about.

Hosts

Max Flight and our Main(e) Man Micah.

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