Just a short note from an exhausted crew of "FIFI"...
"FIFI" flew her first airshow this weekend in a LONG time, and loved it! "FIFI" performed extremely well. Crew chiefs Dave Miller and Rick Garvis deserve a HUGE pat on the back for making sure this would happen.
I may be a bit prejudice however I believe "FIFI" taking to the air on Saturday stole the show. In addition to the two airshow flights, "FIFI" was almost in constant motion, we were only able to open her for tours about two hours total, because we flew at least nine revenue rides and a photo mission over the weekend (I lost track of all the flights).
At the end of the weekend a number of crew were standing on the ramp having the first beer of the evening at sunset with huge smiles on our faces.
I will steal a line from Neils Agather and wrap up by saying "FIFI" IS BACK!
NOPE! you not being prejudice, i told my wife when we left home [at 4;30 sat morn] that i was going to the show to see FIFI fly, all else would be icing on the cake. well i saw her fly, and it was GREAT. she did steal the show. Dave was kind enough to spend a few minutes talking with me, which was another BIG thrill for me, because he's my new hero [along with all we the other good folks that made this happen]. now don't get me wrong, the WHOLE show was absouletly a dream come true for me. if anyone ask me about the AIRSHO the best thing i can say about it is. they FLY the planes. CONGRATULATIONS to the CAF for pulling off the greatest air show i've ever been to.