MAA sponsored, organized, and members were involved in all aspects of Maine aviation, including…
The annual Chili Cook-off and Safety Seminar at KIWI
The opening of the Lincoln Airport Campground and Seaplane Base
Wings Over Wiscasset Airshow
The Greenville International Seaplane Fly-In
The Gadabout Gaddis Cup Award
The annual Soup Sunday is always the last Sunday of January and takes place snow or shine at the Wiscasset Airport (KIWI). Next year’s Soup Sunday is on January 26, 2014. (see calendar for more details)
On March 15, 2014 during St Patty’s Day weekend the annual Chili Cook-off & Safety Seminar will be held at KIWI. Come compete for “best of” prizes in 3 different categories. Safety Seminar topic to be announced.
The Town of Lincoln and the MAA opened a former private campground on the banks of the Penobscot River at the Lincoln Airport. We had a number of work days last summer and David Lloyd, the town’s Public Works Director was instrumental in making this all happen. The campground has dockage for seaplanes, hot showers, kayaks, fire pit and multiple tent sites. Many organizations like the SPA and RAF as well as MAA members participated in the Pilot Picnic Table Program (PPTP). An official opening for the campground–a Fly-In/Camp-Out weekend will be held in 2014. Look for more information on this website and through MAA e-mails.
David Lloyd delivers picnic tables from the local hardware store in Lincoln to the campground
The Wings Over Wiscasset Airshow with the Texas Flying Legends was by all accounts a huge success, thanks in part to the many MAA members who helped in all aspects of bringing this show to the coast of Maine. The 2013 show took place on August 6 and included WWII aircraft, antique cars, static displays, food, business and aviation vendors, big band music, and fireworks. Thanks to the show’s organizers of Music Doing Good, and the Town of Wiscasset the 2014 show will be a 2 day event on August 8 & 9.
We participated once again in the International Seaplane Fly-In at Greenville. This is always a great event for MAA in terms of exposure and merchandise sales. Thanks to the great support of MAA members I was able to participate in the bomb dropping contest with Phil Shelton in his home-built amphibious Dream Aircraft. Where this first time pilot contestant along with his trusty bombardier got 3rd place in the Bomb Dropping contest.
And, speaking of Greenville, the 2013 Gadabout Gaddis Cup Award was presented to Max Folsom of Greenville for his contributions to general aviation in northern Maine and beyond. (See the Gadabout Gaddis page for more information, and about nominations for this 2014 prestigious award).