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Dozens of Aircraft and Vintage Cars Were on Display for Curious Public

Hundreds 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

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