Wings, Wheels & Keels to feature ‘spot landing’ contest for pilots
|Wings, Wheels & Keels on Saturday, September 28, at Hummel Airfield in Topping will feature an airplane “spot landing” contest, that tests pilots’ skill when landing. (Photo by Tom Chillemi)|
Antique and classic planes, cars and boats will converge for the 18th annual Wings, Wheels & Keels show to be held Saturday, September 28, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.at Hummel Airfield on Route 3 at Topping.
The pilot who places his aircraft’s wheels closest to or on a yellow line on the runway on touchdown will win $2,000, to be paid in $2 bills. “We see it as our own little Hummel Airport reality show,” said Jamie Barnhardt, who founded Wings Wheels & Keels. “This should be pretty exciting for the pilots and spectators.”
A scoreboard will be used to help spectators stay in the loop. There will be double-elimination with a final shootout.
Antique airplanes with a premiere showing of select seaplanes, and a helicopter are among the antique, ultra-light and experimental aircraft to be displayed.
In addition, a rare vehicle, which is being restored, is scheduled to be unveiled to its owner at the show.
There is no admission fee, and there is a parking donation requested. All parking proceeds benefit the nearby Hartfield Volunteer Fire Department.