Dozens of Aircraft and Vintage Cars Were on Display for Curious Public
By Bill JonesHundreds of people attended the Greeneville-Greene County, Tenn., Municipal Airport for the inaugural Wings & Wheels on the Greene Fly-in and Cruise-in events. The Experimental Aircraft Association's Greeneville chapter sponsored the event, and the Greeneville-Greene County Aviation Association conducted the fly-in. Dozens of aircraft, including Greeneville business mogul Scott Niswonger's Gulfstream IV twin-engine jet airplane, were on display. Several airplanes were brought in for the event, including a surplus U.S. Navy T-28C "Trojan" piston-engine trainer and a silver two-engine 1940s-vintage Beechcraft 18 aircraft that was the "business jet" of its time. A broad range of general aviation airplanes were also present, including home-constructed "ultralite" airplanes and a privately owned helicopter. Through its "Young Eagles" program, the FAA offered free airplane rides to children between the ages of eight and 17 during a couple of two-hour periods. Adult airplane rides were available as well for $25. Four skydivers also made a jump, transporting the U.S. flag down to the airport from an overhead airplane.
November 12, 2008