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-- Dec. 5 event to feature free airplane rides, remote control air shows and Berlin Airlift re-enactment --
(Elizabeth City, NC, Nov. 12, 2009) – Last December, U.S. Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen had Elizabeth City children jumping for joy when he sailed chocolates aloft on tiny parachutes from the "Spirit of Freedom," a restored 1945 Douglas C-54 aircraft. The beloved "Candy Bomber," who piloted the famous 1948-49 Berlin Airlift, will return to Elizabeth City, NC with more treats when the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Regional Airport presents its First in Flight Festival, Dec. 5 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with support from the Albemarle Economic Development Commission.
Featuring free airplane rides for children, remote control air shows, special hangar and aircraft tours and a re-enactment of the airlift that brought sweets to West German children, the free festival is an opportunity for children to learn of aviation history—and North Carolina’s future as a burgeoning aerospace state. [read more]