1st Annual Lou Fields Memorial BBQ & Plane Wash

loufields_smOn the afternoon of August 11th AAC members raised glasses and took a moment to remember pilot and friend, Lou Fields. Only a year before we had celebrated his 90th birthday in the very same hangar. He is dearly missed and we hope to honor his birthday and memory every year with a BBQ plane wash event. A good time was had by all and there was plenty of grub for the hard-working plane washers!

Before the BBQ, the plane wash team of Andrew, Stan, Will, Ben, Julie and Susan gave two of the club’s planes baths. Cessna 739UL was first up in the wash area. With the fearless plane washers balancing on ladders and circling her fuselage, she was scrubbed clean of smashed bugs, oily fingerprints and grease. Pushing her out of the way so her greasy underneath could be tackled, Judy & Ena taxied over 8312H, the club’s Warrior. The team set to work making the “Hummingbird” shiny again, which is admittedly easier to accomplish with a low wing plane. Finally, Will and Ben scooted underneath to tackle the grease with scrubbing bubbles. Thank your plane wash team for that tiny increase in speed next time you see them!

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