Helping Fellow BEW member— a fellow member’s Stearman had an incident landing at Lakefront back in October. Members of our unit have assisted with the disassembling process.
Helping Fellow CAF members–A few CAF units had some issue after the WWII Air, Sea, and Land Festival in October. Our members especially Terry assisted these units with their repairs.
Soon, we will offer flights on vintage warbirds. But at present, we have had only a raffle at the WWII Air, Sea, and Land Festival for someone to win a chance to fly in a T-6G Texan. We had the drawing on Sunday, October 29, 2018.
The winner was Mary Ann Clemons from Amite, LA. She bought a $20 ticket hoping to win a dream ride in an actual WW2 airplane. That dream came true on Saturday, November 11th as wing member Sonny Schilleci gave her a bucket list ride in his AT-6 fighter trainer.
Wouldn’t you like the opportunity to be part of a group of man and women who finds giving life to Vintage warbirds fun and exciting. While at the same time learning new skills or using some skills that hasn’t been used recently.
Soon, we will be working on aircrafts but for now we are busy rebuilding and restoring our hangar.
Helping our Neighbors
Project 1. Thanks to everyone who came out to help “Cajun Airlift” send supplies to Houston. We sent upward of 15 thousand pounds of well-needed supplies to the Houston area. Thanks to David Capo, our Unit Leader, the BlueBonnet Belle and all the Big Easy Wing members that came out to help. Photo taken by Jeannine DiFulco
Project 2: One of our members, Donald Allen, who has been helping with the rebuilding of the hangar has found a non-profit who is benefiting form several items found at the hangar. The group is called options4u. OPTIONS improves the lives of over 200 people with disabilities through maximizing life skills, meaningful work, inclusive community and support beyond the family.
- To restore and maintain vintage aircraft will teach you new skills.
- To learn the history of that vintage aircraft will broaden your knowledge base.
- To provide a service to your community by working with other volunteers will enhance your quality of life.
- To develop and inspire our youth about aircraft and flight history.
- To instill the importance of safety at all levels of learning.
Not sure if you want to become involved then check out the Commemorative Air Force.
They can show you in detail what volunteers and sponsors can achieve. CAF