B52'S STRIKE ORANGE
Dateline: Friday, 14 May 1999
In absolute perfect weather conditions, the Strike Package of IAC Chapter 52 headed for Orange, MA and the New England Aerobatic Championship for their first Aerial engagement of the season. The unsuspecting Northerners were taken totally by surprise. As is always the case, Jim Ward and staff were the perfect hosts and ensured us all plenty of New England sunshine and northern hospitality. All categories flew at least once and some as many as three flights during the three day contest. The Orange event heralds the beginning of the aerobatic season and it was certainly well attended.
Competitors came from as far away as Southern
Florida and Bangor Maine. Notable participants and
attendees were : Sigried Bauman, and the Minki of the USAF
Board. US Advanced Team Member Bob Stark of the Confederate
Colalition. US Unlimited Team Members Mike Goulian and Matt
Chapman, and a surprise appearance of the world renown
cyber pilot, Ed Duckwater.
The B 52's BDA