Sunday, October 11, 2015

Livermore Open House and Air Show

By SM Alexei Roudnev and 1st Lt Karin Hollerbach, photographs as noted

CAP attended the LVK Airport Day on October 3, in celebration of the airport's 50th anniversary. For more information on the event, please click here.

1st Lt Robert Adams Showing the Cessna 206 to Young Future Pilots, photo by SM Roudnev 

Maj Noel Luneau Enjoying a Moment of Relaxation
by the Flying Particles Booth, photo by SM Roudnev

Work started on Friday, the day before the airshow, when we washed the plane. It was never so fresh and clean.  Thanks to all who helped with that - especially 1st Lt Eric Choate, who volunteered to take on cleaning the entire belly of the plane - a messy job.

Saturday was LVK day! We had the Turbo Cessna 206 and our van on the field.

The Cessna became one of the airshow stars:  Everyone with kids wanted to have their picture taken inside.

What's an Airshow without Aerobatics?
Photo by SM Roudnev
Many people stopped by and asked about CAP. It was surprise for some people that CAP is not just about "beacon searches."

Our cadets helped.  Thank you to Squadron 18 cadets!  They also put up a great booth to help provide information to visitors.  Maj Shawn Lawson was interviewed by KKIQ and was able to provide valuable information about CAP's mission and about Squadrons 18 and 188.

It was a good opportunity to make new contacts and friends.

All this was accompanied by impressive acrobatics.
Maj Lawson being Interviewed for KKIQ, photo
provided by Maj Lawson

Even when show ended, there was a long line of visitors waiting for their chance to sit inside the Cessna 206 and have their picture taken.

Other emergency services were represented at the show as well. The USCG brought one of their helicopters to show to the public.
Families Lining up to get their Pictures Taken with the Cessna 206, photo by SM Roudnev

East Bay Cadet Squadron 18 Booth, photo by Maj Lawson
USCG Helicopter at the LVK Airshow, photo by SM Roudnev

CAP Van and Cessna 206, photo by SM Roudnev

Lt Choate Cleaning the 206, photo by Maj Luneau

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