I volunteered to fly and give rides. We had about 6 planes on wheels, 2 on floats and a helicopter giving rides. I took up about 33 people on 11, 15 minute flights about 7 miles out and back. Former 5 time space shuttle astronaut Dr. Bonnie Dunbar even stopped by with some Museum of Flight goodies (There. I maintained the space theme of my blog!) .
Karlene Petitt, a Delta Airlines Airbus 330 pilot, organized the event and it all worked out very well other than a little confusion now and then which way we should taxi our planes back into the parking area to swap passengers!
I took a few friends from work up on rides, and did get a ride in the helicopter at the end of the day. Good fun, good weather, and good exposure for general aviation.
THAT is an excited girl exiting my plane!
Rainier came out at sunset for an appearance.
All seats filled and heading toward the runway