Such was the thinking at the Elizabeth City Regional Airport Saturday during the â€śFirst in Flight Festival.â€ť
This year's First in Flight Festival was held Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Elizabeth City Regional Aiport. The free family event promoted the airport and celebrated aviation history, letting kids climb in aircraft from across the decades. Planes on display ranged from a tiny 1942 Army training plane to a modern C-130, towed in from the U.S. Coast Guard Base just next door. Radio Active Air Shows also ran a remote-controlled air show, with planes doing barrel rolls and other aerobatics. In a returning event highlight, the â€śSpirit of Freedom,â€ť a well-preserved 1945 Douglas C-54, taxied in to celebrate the renowned Berlin Airlift, during which Allied Forces delivered vital food and medicine into eastern Berlin, at the time languishing under Soviet occupation.