By Daymond Steer
CONWAY — The Eastern Slope Regional Airport in Fryeburg, Maine, has apparently made a good impression on Sikorsky Aviation.
According to Conway Selectman Carl Thibodeau, the airport is becoming a favorite pit stop for pilots from Sikorsky Aircraft, which builds the Black Hawk helicopter.
Thibodeau, who is on the Fryeburg airport's board of directors, said at the Feb. 14 selectmen's meeting that Sikorsky, which is based in Stratford, Conn., is obligated to fly the Black Hawks they build for 14 hours before they can torque all the nuts and bolts before selling the aircraft.
Fryeburg is on their route because the airport sells Jet-A fuel. The helicopter captain and crew have been to Fryeburg twice in the past couple of months, said Thibodeau.
"They lunched at the 302 West Smokehouse and purchased 600 gallons of Jet A," said Thibodeau. "They have decided this is their favorite stop and they would be coming often. That's a big plus for the airport.
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