EAA Chapter 683’s monthly 2nd Saturday pancake breakfast at the Guntersville Airport was a large event.
The serving crew at the breakfast was the Waterfront Volunteer Fire Department and, boy, were they busy ! Jan Polletta, Chapter Treasurer 2nd place, said she estimated that they served over 200 hungry supporters in less than 2 hours.
But for those who attended the breakfast, and patiently waited in line for the great food, there were several special treats to enjoy.
First, local artist Tod Keith Grigsby and his partner. Rhia Shae, were on site demonstrating the “Art of Airbrush” and the lines to visit with Tod and Rhia were just about as long as the lines for breakfast. They had a great time at the event and promise to be back soon.
The Chapter also held a car and truck show where over 40 cars and trucks came out to show their support. The Rocket City Mustang group out of Huntsville was the largest group participant represented with over 20 cars; but there were even a few trucks, Cameros, Jeeps and even a familiar local favorite Nova in attendance. It’s always a special treat when the Rocket City Mustangs visit Guntersville.
And don’t forget the planes. The Weather was perfect for flying and there were nearly 40 airplanes on the tarmac from all over the region. Pilots flew in from Cullman, Chattanooga, Gadsden, Ft. Payne, Moontown and even a couple from Central Tennessee.
Later in the morning, Ace Aeronautics was kind enough to pull out one of its Black Hawk helicopters for a photo shoot with the vehicles.
EAA Vice President Mario Munoz tells us that “The Chapter welcomes the community to come out each month for breakfast with their car, truck, motorcycle or military vehicle and take pictures. It’s a community event; it’s not just for pilots and members.” Proceeds from the breakfast help the different serving teams fund special projects within their organization.
In December, the Crimson Guard Band Boosters will be back from their trip to Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and will be serving again.
Chapter EAA 683 would also like to remind you that their monthly breakfast is held on the second Saturday of each month and their membership meeting is held the second Tuesday evening of each month.