Penny Rafferty Hamilton, the AOPA Airport Support Network Volunteer at Granby/Grand County Airport (KGNB) in Granby, Colo., sent in these photos from the recent “Touch An Airplane Meet a Pilot Day” at the airport.
Volunteers of the Grand County Historical Association Emily Warner Field Aviation Museum and EAA Chapter 1267 invited pre-school children, their teachers, parents and grandparents to “Touch An Airplane Meet a Pilot Day” at Granby/Grand County Airport (KGNB) in Granby, Colorado.
The excitement of a preschooler in a real airplane cockpit is told in these photographs, she notes.
Answering an aviation question for one of the parents, pilot Gus Reall, in the plain tan shirt, discusses a feature on his Cessna 140. In addition to introducing aviation to the children, many of the adults had never been on the airport or looked inside a General Aviation aircraft before.
Gus Reall had the pirates skull and cross bones painted on the tail because he said his 1947 Cessna 140 is so slow it is death for bugs.