Sentimental Journey 2017

Piper Cub Fly-In in Clinton County

LOCK HAVEN, CLINTON COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) Every year pilots from across the country gather in central Pennsylvania to show off their planes and trade stories about flying their favorite aircraft.  Now sit back and enjoy as Eyewitness News Reporter Joe Garrison takes us on a Sentimental Journey.

The Sentimental Journey to Cub Haven is part air show, and part reunion.  For more than thirty years, pilots from across the country have touched down in Lock Haven, the home of the Piper Cub.  And this happy homecoming features pilots who cannot help bragging about owning one of these popular airplanes.

"You have been coming here for 20 years, why year after year?  I really enjoy it.  I enjoy the people.  We have a really great time up here.  Its fun meeting everybody new and everybody old." Said Mike Nolan, Salisbury, Maryland.

The star of the show is the Piper Cub.  Many pilots build them from kits.  They are lightweight and easy to transport.  Thousands were made right here in Lock Haven.  Now the local airport is the destination for dozens of pilots.  This reunion attracts Piper Pilots from all over the country, here to to show off their favorite little airplane.

"Well they were built here, in the USA.  It is just a classic.  They fly great.  It is a lot of fun to get together with other people, like minded people.  They are just a wonderful airplane to fly." said William Terkeurst, Huntsville, Alabama.

"For me it is the simplicity.  It is seat of the pants flying.  You really feel like you are flying.  They are really just great airplanes." added Brandi Miller, Huntsville, Alabama

 

There is not a lot of room in the cockpit.  But the pilots say there is a lot of time for thought... when it is just you up there in the sky.   As you fly a plane that does not weigh much more than you do.

"It all depends on the weather.  I've been frightened and sometimes I have enjoyed it.  All sorts of things go through my mind." added Mike Nolan,

The annual Sentimental Journey Fly-in is going on now and runs through Saturday evening at the Lock Haven airport. 
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