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--Popular aviation-themed event featuring free airplane rides, remote control air shows, expanded plane exhibits, and a Berlin Airlift re-enactment, is rescheduled for Saturday November 10 with a Sunday November 11 rain date for the candy drop--
(Elizabeth City, N.C., Oct. 25, 2012) – With the forecast of a wet and soggy weekend for northeastern North Carolina, thanks to Hurricane Sandy, Elizabeth City event planners have moved its First in Flight Festival from Oct. 27 to Nov. 10, with activities to be launched that day at the Elizabeth City Regional Airport.
“Due to the pending weather, we have moved to the festival to Nov. 10, and we hope that folks will reschedule accordingly,” said Scott Hinton, manager of the Elizabeth City Regional Airport. “It’s going to be a lot of fun, and because of the date change, we’ll be able to have some additional displays.”
Launched in 2008—and now it its fifth year—the free festival is an opportunity for children to learn about aviation history, while exploring career options in the aviation industry.
By REGGIE PONDER
Daily Advance Staff Writer
A crowd estimated at more than 250 turned out at the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Regional Airport Saturday for a “candy drop” commemorating the Berlin Airlift at the end of World War II.
As kids waited for the plane to take off and pass overhead — dropping chocolate bars on parachutes — parents and grandparents had their hands full keeping the kids on the white concrete area where they had been instructed to wait. [See a YouTube video of the Candy Drop!]