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September 2006


Scotland Trip My Summer Vacation

Written by one of our Officers upon burgh, Scotland!!!! Both flights were Col Craig Tread-
her return from Scotland. Printed as relatively calm, with no fun turbulence well and CI Colin
written. Editor to speak of. When we landed in Scot- Nicol showing off
land, we were greeted by some of the their Scottish
WHERE I WENT ON MY SUMMER ATC senior members we all remem- kilts at the
VACATION bered so fondly from last year's En- Ceilidh. Mr.
For my summer vacation, I went to campment. Our suitcases claimed, Nicol's is the real
Scotland. Yes, the real, true, beauti- we headed out to the vans to get thing--Col T's is
ful country of Scotland. Along with 21 started on our two weeks of fun and rented, but no
great CAP cadets, I was one of nine adventure. When we reached the ous to wake to less impressive.
privileged senior members to travel HMS Caledonia, the Naval Base that the native sound
over the Great Pond to visit our ATC we would call home for the next 14 of Scotland. That night, I did have
days, we settled into our pre- trouble getting to sleep, but not be-
assigned rooms, then decided what to cause of my nap. At least for the next
do for the next few hours, until that week, no matter how tired I was, after
evening's activities. Many took naps; I slipped into my comfy cot around
I decided to be smart and stay up midnight or later, the realization that I
until that night so I could get a start on was IN SCOTLAND would keep me
getting myself used to the 5 hour time awake for at least another hour. Yes,
difference. After ATC Senior Member
Collin Nicol took myself and Lt Baker
out for a drive around the town and
outskirts of Dunfermline, with a short
trip to his house so we could meet his
Staffordshire Terrier, Rory, I went
Standing before the ceilidh: Steven back to my room. My roommates, Lt
Martorano, Dustin Higgins, Corey Lori Renzullo and Lt Barbara
Higgins, Todd Farley, Erick Ribeiro, Arsenault, were sound asleep.
Chris McCarthy, and Joseph Marto- Smugly, I knew I wasn t going to fall
rano asleep and take longer to get over my
jet lag. Nope, not me....I ll just sit right
friends across the Atlantic. Leaving here in this comfortable, soft chair CAP and ATC in the Highlands
the heat and humidity of Maine and next to the window, and sew a patch
Boston, we boarded the British Air- on Alex s uniform. Yep, I ll stay I know, I tend to get a tiny bit excited
ways airbus in the afternoon, for an awake and be ahead of every- about things. Not that anyone would
overnight flight to Great Britain. We one........About an hour later, I was notice.
landed in Heathrow to catch our con- woken up from an extremely sound Every night, the senior members
necting flight, then it was off into the sleep by the sound of bagpipes waft- would have a meeting to discuss the
great blue skies again to land in Edin- ing in through my window. How glori- (Continued on page 3)

IG School a Success! graduate of the recent week-long In- with an in-depth look at Complaint
spector General College which took Closure. Participants absorbed the
place at Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, relatively new concept of the IG as an
NM, and which he recommended educator. The NER IG School took
highly to the participants. In his re- place at Northeast Region Headquar-
marks he made a point of congratulat- ters at Westover Air Reserve Base
ing those non-IG students who at- located in Chicopee, Massachusetts;
tended the course for the purpose of this is also home to the Westover
learning more about the whole IG pro- Composite Squadron, a gracious
gram, which has been gaining mo- host. The participants stayed at the
mentum since its redevelopment be- welcoming and comfortable Flyer s
gan in 2000. The participants repre- Inn on base over the weekend; the
sented more than half of the Wings in Inn is conveniently located near the
the NE Region, namely: Connecticut, uniform store and the bowling alley.
Pictured: The National IG, Col Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Westover ARB has been operational
James Linker, Maj Merrie Knightly, New York and the largest contingent since 1940 when it served as a
Maj Kenneth Knightly and Col came from Pennsylvania. The course bomber training base and port of em-
Christopher Hayden, the Maine director was Lt Col Peter Koch; his barkation/debarkation in preparation
Wing Commander. staff included Lt Col Edward LeFeber, for the country s planned entry into
the new NYW Logistics Officer, Lt Col WWII. It is still the nation s largest Air
(Dr) Lawrence Model, the NYW IG, Reserve base. It is currently the
WESTOVER ARB, MA -- The recently and Maj Samuel Williamson, the NJW home of the 439th Airlift Wing whose
appointed CAP Inspector General, IG. Col Linker, who is only the fourth C-5 Galaxies have been busy since
Col James Linker, and the Northeast person to hold the position of National 1987 flying humanitarian, disaster
Region Commander, Col Robert IG, made several presentations, in- relief and military support operations.
Diduch, presented 23 graduates with cluding the final and fascinating High- It boasts a two-mile long runway ca-
their certificates today at the conclu- way of Expectations. This intense pable of accommodating the return of
sion of the Northeast Region Inspec- weekend school covered numerous the Space Shuttle.
tor General (IG) School. The NER topics beginning with the history of Jacqui A. Sturgess, Maj, CAP
Vice Commander, Col David Mull, the IG position whose origins go back Director, Aerospace Education
and the NER IG, Lt Col Peter Koch, to the reign of King Louis XIV of Northeast Region
presented certificates to graduates France in the mid 1600s. It began in
who had completed the Senior Rating the United States in 1777 when Gen
requirements for the IG Professional George Washington directed the es-
Development Track. Col Diduch is a tablishment of an Inspector General
for the Army. Starting immediately on
Maine Wing Over Friday evening, students signed-in
and after the preliminary work session North East Region Conference
Wing Commander
Col Chris Hayden
encountered the legendary pre-
course test. This test was followed up Ladies and Gentlemen:
Vice Commander at the end of the course by the post- The information for the Northeast Re-
course test and a comparison of the gion Conference has been prepared
Newsletter Editor scores was a strong indicator of the on the NER website.
Maj Dennis Murray various instructors ability to convey Please note that there are some very
Headquarters the course material. A complete re-
Maine Wing, Civil Air Patrol view of the Complaint Process includ- attractive package rates as well as a
PO Box 5006 ing the 10 steps came next, followed la carte options available. The confer-
Augusta Maine, 04332-5006 ence Project Officer is Capt Bill Ward.
by the Single Unit Inspection (SUI)
Editorial Office: 207/427-3421 including interviewing, report writing, He can be reached by email at;
Headquarters: 207/626-7830 grading, and an explanation of the
The Maine Wing Over is an unofficial newsletter bell curve which illustrates the overall
published quarterly in the interest of members of the results of inspections to date. The Thank you for your assistance,
Maine Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. Any opinions either course continued with a discussion on Lt Col Marianne Ferland, CAP
expressed or inferred by the writers herein are their own
and are not to be considered official expression by the the Self-Assessment Tool, moved on Northeast Region
Civil Air Patrol or the Department of the Air Force. to Wing-level inspections and finished

(Continued from page 1) where each person had the opportu- cadet did get the last word in See,
day s events and go over the agenda nity to fly in an acrobatic airplane, with Mom, I told you we weren t supposed
for the next day. The first night, each the purpose of doing the stunts in the to be there! We had a dance thrown
of us volunteered for varying jobs . air!!! Loops, stalls, barrel rolls, and in our honor a ceilidh, pronounced
Col Mark Webster and I chose to be Zero-G s are something I will never Kay-lee. It is a Scottish country
the Public Relations people, thus an- forget in my life. It was incredible. dance. Most of the dances reminded
other daily newsletter was born. I Everyday was a new adventure. We me of our square dancing, but much
enjoyed that job immensely. Some- were taken to Edinburgh, where most more intense. One dance in particular
how, I also became the official pho- of the senior members and a cadet lasts 20 minutes; Capt Ted Kryzak
tographer for the trip. I only took toured the Castle, while others handled two of those dances. I was
about 2,000 pictures. Doesn t every- shopped (some of our male cadets only brave enough to go through it
one take that many??? We were buying kilts!!) or ate. We walked once!! Tons of fun. As the Scottish
serenaded everyday with bagpipes along the shores of Loch Lomand, people consider kilts a source of
and drums. The Tattoo Military Festi- ventured into the mountains of the pride, and wear them at most formal
val was being held in Edinburgh the events, the Scotsmen had their kilts
same time we were over there. We on, and a few of the ladies, too. It is a
are very fortunate that at least three beautiful tradition; I am so glad they
bus loads of the participants were have such a sense of history and
staying on our Base. We were able to pride in their heritage to continue
hear them practicing several times a wearing the original war uniform of
day. Within the first day or so, I was their ancestors. Our cadets who had
struck with how similar we Americans bought kilts wore them to the dance
are to our Scottish counterparts. The talk about fitting into the culture!!
patriotism, history, and pride in our Even Col Treadwell surprised every-
respective countries was evident in all Civil Air Patrol and Air Training one by wearing the whole kilt outfit!!
of us. Sharing that pride, standing Corps cadets on the shore of the We were treated to fish-n-chips which
side by side as cadets and Senior very cold North Sea, St. Andrews, were delectably yummy, haggis which
members, and respecting each oth- Scotland was debatable in its yumminess, and
ers cultures was such a gratifying tons and tons of TEA, which is
experience. As the days went on, I Highlands in Glencoe, saw heather yummy and soul satisfying no matter
could see the melding of two organi- growing wild on the rocks, visited the what time of day it is. Being a tea
zations into one; our cadets learned Police College which is in an old, old drinker in a society of coffee drinkers
to drill the Scottish way, our senior castle. We traveled to St. Andrews to in America, I was so happy over there
members exchanged ideas with their visit the history of the ruins of the cas- to have tea at my disposal all day
senior members, and both groups tle and the Abbey, parts of which date long. We visited abbeys, churches,
consider the primary focus is turning before 345 AD. In St. Andrews, many and the historic underground of Edin-
our cadets into confident, productive of us dipped our feet and knees in the burgh to see how they lived centuries
leaders. Our cadets hung out, cold North Sea, terrorized a few of the before in Mary King s Close. We
laughed, danced, drilled, and com- huge jellyfish, climbed and played on went to church the first Sunday; the
peted together. By the Final Parade the sand dunes, and wrote our names second Sunday, Padre Patterson
to mark the end of Encampment, they in the sand. We walked across the brought church to us at the squadron.
worked together flawlessly, executing Firth of Forth Bridge, seeing the con- We shot live ammunition, learned
the drill moves the RAF way; it was as necting cities from a whole different more about being safe with a weapon
though they had been practicing to- angle, visited the small palace of than many of us knew over here, and
gether for months. When we weren t Hopetoun House, where a certain had a fun-day of caving, rope climb-
involved in an on-base Encampment senior member and her cadet wan- ing, and archery. Lt Col Scott Higgins
event, we were touring the exquisite dered into the backyard and had to and I were in charge of one group of
country. One of our first outside ac- have the groundskeeper come look- cadets that day. We decided to take
tivities , as in off-base, was flying ra- ing for them because everyone else a turn at the arrows. He effortlessly
dio-controlled airplanes. That was so thought they were lost!! We....I mean, made a bulls-eye with his three ar-
much fun!!!! The cadets had a great they....weren t lost!! There were no rows, while I struggled to get my ar-
time, as did the adults, and we had signs saying we couldn t be there, rows barely onto the target!! We saw
TEA (delicious, hot tea) on the field. and the opportunity for some incredi- sheep, sheep, and more sheep.
Our next aerospace activity was at ble pictures just beckoned me, I Cows and cows, and woolly-cows
Leuchars Royal Air Force Base, mean, her!! Just for the record, her (Continued on page 6)

Bangor Brewer
Composite Squadron
The Bangor/Brewer Squadron is very
pleased to announce that we had two
General Billy Mitchell Award recipi-
ents this quarter. C/2Lt Alex Parks
was presented his achievement
award by Col. Chris Hayden at the Caribou Airport was busy during
2006 summer encampment awards the recent SARX
ceremony. C/2Lt Jessica Hanson
received her General Billy Mitchell
award on August 2nd from Maj. Rich-
ard Hunter during a regular meeting C/2Lt Alex Parks St Croix
with friends and family in attendance.
The following also promoted: Cadet Composite Squadron
Croft-Greenwell was promoted to C/
Amn and Cadet Anthony Griffin was A lot has been happening in the
promoted to C/MSgt. The following squadron over this last quarter. Pro-
cadets attended the 2006 Summer motions include; Cadet Stephen Lin-
Encampment: Griffin, Larby, Pachol- coln to C/Capt, Felicia Vincent and
ski, Whitty, Croft-Greenwell, Rector, Chris Barbuto to C/MSgt, Kira Lane,
Parks and Slininger. Cadets Parks Kimberly Lane and Jacob Randall to
and Slininger attended as staff, Croft- C/A1C, and Cadet Mark Sartell to C/
Greenwell attended ES encampment SrA. Congradulations are in order for
and the rest were first year attendees. all of you. During this period, we con-
C/MSgt Griffin received the out- From Left to Right: Maj. Dauphi- ducted a Cadet Change of Command
standing first year cadet for the Alpha nee, C/2Lt Hanson, Lt. Hicks and where C/1st Lt John Chambers took
Flight while Cadet Larby received the Maj. Hunter over command from C/2Lt Derek Far-
award for Charlie Flight. During the quharson. Cadet Farquharson has
awards ceremony all the encampment started college in Southern Maine. He
cadets presented Lt. Hall with a col- County Composite intends to remain active where he
lage of encampment pictures. Squadron can, with squadron activities. C/2Lt
C/2Lt Chris Slininger traveled with Joseph Martorano, C/CMSgt Steven
his father, Lt. Curt Slininger, to Ma- Caribou, The skies over Aroostook Martorano and C/MSgt Felicia Vincent
toon, Illinois to attend the National County were buzzing with aircraft Sat- all attended this year s encampment
Flight Academy in June. Both enjoyed urday from the Maine Wing of the in Bangor. C/2Lt Joseph Martorano
the trip and returned home safely. Civil Air Patrol. The County Compos- served as a Flight Commander and
C/2Lt Slininger received his pre-solo ite Squadron hosted the local search came home with an Honor Flight
wings!!! Lt. Hall along with Cadets and rescue exercise combining train- award. C/CMSgt Steven Martorano
Parks and Griffin traveled to Scotland ing missions for Homeland Security attended the ES Encampment and C/
to attend encampment with the Scot- and the American Red Cross. Simu- MSgt was a first year attendee. July
tish cadets. We look forward to hear- lated transport of much needed blood 4th proved to be a busy time for both
ing the stories in the near future. supplies was carried out along with St Croix and Machias Valley as we
The Bangor/Brewer Squadron has photographic training that may be re- attended parades in Eastport and Ma-
again been very busy this quarter with quired for disaster response by local chias. The squadron earned the Aero-
Wing and Squadron events. Officers agencies. Units from Portland, Au- space Education Excellence Award
and Cadets have attended several gusta and Bangor were on hand to from National CAP for the 6th year in a
events with the Harley Fat Boy and take part in a simulated search for a row. We participated in the Disaster
have done a great job selling tickets. downed aircraft in the local area. Training in Bangor, which turned out
Together we can continue to make a 2Lt Ray Burby, PAO to be the real thing. Last but certainly
difference. Keep up the great work!!! not least, C/Capt Stephen Lincoln and
Lt. Cathie Spaulding, PAO C/1st Lt John Chambers represented
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can begin preparations for all partici-
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the squadron at Blue Beret. From all
Wreaths Across pating units. Experience shows us this
reports received, they represented America Project is a great project to have cadets in-
Maine Wing very well. volved in as well as officers. Please
Capt Judy Murray, PAO help us expand the recognition of
those who have served our country,
both past and present, as well as their
families who de-serve our support.
Without the sacrifices of our veterans,
there would be no opportunity to en-
joy the freedoms available today in
this great country. Thank you.
Civil Air Patrol Members:
2006 will mark the 15th anniversary of Co-Directors of W r e a t h s A c r o s s
holiday wreaths being sent from the America
State of Maine to Arlington National M a j W a yn e M e r r i t t & M a j
C/1st Lt John Chambers and C/ Cemetery. Each year the folks at Dennis Murray
Capt Stephen Lincoln proudly wear Worcester Wreath Company, along w me r r i t t @ m ew g . c a p . g o v o r
the Blue Berets earned recently. with many volunteers, make and
d m u r r a y@ m ew g . c a p . g o v
decorate the wreaths that will adorn
the headstones of over 5000 grave
No Reports markers of our Nations fallen heroes.
If you have ever seen the photos of
From the following row after row of bleached white
stones, with evergreen wreaths and
Cumberland County red bows it is a stirring image to com-
memorate those who made the ulti-
Composite Squadron mate sacrifice for this great country.
Spurred by a tremendous outpouring
Downeast Patrol of support and to celebrate the 15
years of giving, Worcester Wreath
and the Civil Air Patrol would like to
Sundown Composite expand the reaches of the wreath lay-
Squadron ing program by the placing of memo-
rial wreaths at each of the over 270
State and National Cemeteries, and
Machias Valley Monuments across the country. If you
Composite Squadron and your members are interested in
participating in this ceremony for your
Augusta-Gardiner State or local community, please con-
Composite Squadron tact Program Directors Maj. Wayne
Merritt or Maj. Dennis Murray as
soon as possible and before the reg-
Pinetree istration deadline of September 30th,
Senior squadron 2006. The Wreath-laying at Arlington
National Cemetery and across the
Waterville Composite Nation will take place in synchroniza- Grace Anne Young of East Machias
tion at noon (EST) on Thursday, De- receives the Curry award and is being
Squadron cember 14th, 2006. Each participating pinned by her mother. The Curry is
unit will receive a Wreaths Across the first stripe in the advancement
Lewiston-Auburn America Ceremony Guide, and process in the Civil Air Patrol. To earn
Composite Squadron memorial wreaths for each desig- it a cadet must take a test on CAP
nated location. Please make sure you history and a few basic drill move-
Maine Legislative include your up-to-date email and ments.
telephone contact information so we Maj Jim Raymond, PAO
Squadron Machias Valley Composite Sq.

(Continued from page 3) and open hearts, treated like royalty Maj Knightly who assisted in planning
(woolly-coos. I m still not sure why a and family, and we and the ATC and air operations. Great work to
cow is a cow, but a woolly cow is a learned so much from each other. demonstrate our capabilities and re-
coo)!! So cute!!! Our cadets now Sitting next to the window of our Edin- new our relationship with Life flight
know that baseball is called burgh to Heathrow flight, watching the and the ME State Police.
rounders , football is soccer, kilts are pristine countryside roll by, then feel- Capt M Brunelle
cool, and leaving friends is still one of ing my last bit of physical contact with CAP MEWG
the hardest things to do. I think they the ground of Scotland severed as the Director of Operations
realize the world is truly small when wheels came up and we lifted off, I
you have friends in another corner of felt an ache of loneliness for my 09/03/06 I would like to thank the
it. Even the terrorist events of our last adopted home. With tears stream- aircrew of LTC Jordan, Maj. Hunter
few days there and the uncertainty of ing down my cheeks, I said a silent and Lt Newman and the ground team
what was going to happen when we goodbye to Fiona (my Scottish of LTC Lobo and Lt Torrey for all their
got to the airport couldn t dampen the counter-part), Eion, Colin, Leslie, Za- assistance is trying to find the ELT.
thrill of being over there. Everyone rene, Maury, John, Craig, and, of Neither the aircrew or ground team
was so calm. I was so proud of our course, Lieutenant Mitchell and his ever had a signal during their search
cadets and how they handled the wife, Flying Officer Anne Mitchell. and the signal went negative the first
news. They were true CAP through What an incredible country, and in- SARSAT pass after everyone was
and through. I was proud to be asso- credible people. There will now al- launched. Again, thank you to all who
ciated with them. After buckets of ways be a Bridge of Friendship answer the call for Maine and Amer-
tears from both the cadets and across the Great Pond. The agony ica you ARE the Civil Air Patrol.
olders , we packed carry-on into of fund-raising is well worth every ef- Maj. Merrie Knightly, IC
checked luggage, kept only our es- fort put into it to see our cadets grow,
sentials to put into those flimsy, clear learn, and experience another culture. 08/28/06 This afternoon MEWG was
plastic bags, and boarded the plane We are raising a generation of lead- tasked by AFRCC to locate and si-
to retrace our route from a short 14 ers. They experienced it on this trip. lence an ELT in the Farmington area.
days prior. Except for an almost 2 Our cadets handled themselves with We were fortunate to have willing
hour delay due to diplomatic authori- dignity, pride, and gratitude. CAP can members to participate who were
zation (checking against the U.S. to be proud. America was well- poised to assist and I would like to
make sure we didn t have any of represented. thank them all. Luckily Capt Fellows
those nasty terrorists onboard) in 1Lt Susan Hall, Bangor/Brewer was at ground zero right in Farming-
Heathrow, our trip home was un- Composite Squadron ton visiting Nate when called so they
eventful. Most everyone slept; I went were able to do hasty searches right
through camera-withdrawal because away. Bangor's flight crew Lt Col Jor-
we couldn t have anything electronic dan and Maj Hunter were flying 04E
or battery operated cameras, Emergency at the time and were able to divert
watches, etc. Now we are back home, Services Missions toward the search area. Capt Coyne
back to our lives. After not having of Cumberland County reported to
had a vacation for almost 15 years, 09/05/06 MEWG performed its role PWM ready to fly and ground team
this was a time I will never forget. with swift and efficient work to locate members Capt Libbey and C/2Lt Hig-
Flying over Ireland in pre-dawn and a downed Life flight Helo. Two aircraft gins met with Capt Fellows to work
seeing the sleeping towns twinkling participated in the highly secured mis- with the aircrew. During this activation
so far below; seeing London from an sion drill after tasking from Trooper I would like to thank Capt Don Sau-
airplane window for the first time in its Pearson of the ME State Police. cier for accepting the transition to be-
morning brightness; flying into the Within minutes of flying the route of come IC and he followed through until
wonders of Scotland on a beautiful the helo both aircraft reported an au- the abandoned ELT was located and
rainy morning. The sights, sounds, dible signal and shortly thereafter pro- silenced. This was another false
and fresh-air smells of that country vided Lat/Long data to be used by alarm for MEWG CAP but we per-
will stay with me always. I saw places ground teams. Aircrew 1 was Ban- formed to the high level the USAF has
I could only before dream about, vis- gor's Lt Col Jordan, Officers Hunter & come to expect thanks to outstanding
ited areas I had always read about, Daughinee in 04E. The second air- efforts by our members. Bravo Zulu!
and stood upon the same soil as Wil- craft was 740CP, the new C182 with (Navy speak for "Job Well Done")
liam Wallace (Braveheart), Rob Roy, Capt Genest at the controls W/ Maj Capt M Brunelle
and other great names in war history. Saucier. Thank you to Lt Col Pellerin Director of Operations
We were welcomed with open arms and Capt Fellows who ran Comm and

A Success in Greenville

Photos provided
by C/1st Lt John
St Croix Compos-
Officers and Cadets alike made the ite Squadron, Ca-
difference of a safe show for the det Commander
public and for themselves. -Editor

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designs, experimental aircraft, over-

Commander s Corner size seaplanes, turbojet seaplanes
and Para-seaplanes. But you weren't
just one of the crowd, you were an
This past weekend was
instrumental part of the show. This is
the big weekend we have
a time to feel real pride in what we do
all been working towards.
as a wing and you should have made
Not only is it our annual
money for your squadron. Yes, when
support for the Greenville
we add up the profits from the water
Seaplane Fly-in, it is also Safety Briefings are the first thing
sales and bottle sales, the amounts
the time we drew the winning that takes place before any aircraft
are shared with the squadrons is di-
raffle ticket for the Harley are moved.
rectly proportional to the number of
Davidson Fat Boy motor cycle. Lt Col
participants from that squadron. So,
Mike Pellerin and Maj Wayne Merritt
be glad you came to Greenville this
have for the past several years been
year and earned big money for your
the force behind our successful par-
ticipation in the fly-in, but this year
Col (Chris) Hayden CAP/AF Aux
they needed your help even more and
as always, Maine Wing came through.
You came in force and helped with This is the
seaplanes, the crowd, the parking and time of the
this year, the added burden of selling year that
the last of our Fat Boy raffle tickets. It pilots of Where else do young people get
was critical that we sold as many tick- Sea Planes this kind of experience?
ets as possible to this very captive get to park
The Greenville Seaplane Fly-in is the
their plans More Pictures on the
with the
best fly-in held in Maine. There is so help of the Maine Wing CAP Ca- Greenville Fly-In
much to see and do new airplane dets. Page Seven