FRYEBURG, Maine — The first "Wings & Wheels" event held at Eastern Slope Regional Airport produced was deemed a success by airport authority member Eric Meltzer of Fryeburg.

"We had a decent turnout for our Wings & Wheels event held Saturday, June 29, with all proceeds benefiting STEM Aviation Camps being held this summer with support of Eastern Slope Regional Airport," Meltzer said.

"The weather, originally forecast for severe thunderstorm activity around midday, held off and even cleared as morning winds and clouds gave way to sunshine, warmth and calm winds," he reported.

"Specialty cars showed up throughout the event, and aircraft dropped in for some burgers and dogs on the grill. A few daring pilots and 'bombardiers' tried their skills at hitting the flour-bombing target set up on a remote taxiway," Meltzer said, adding that the Fryeburg Rescue duty crew showed up for a visit in an ambulance accompanied by the Fryeburg Police and the Oxford County Sheriff's Office.

The Maine Powered Parachute Association was on field for a gathering, as well.

Meltzer said that "Airport Operations Associate Jacob Lawrence was a great help; ESRA Board member Steven Steiner manned the grill with help from his wife Julie; and Barbara Gleason worked hard to put it all together with the assistance of several members of the ESAA Executive Committee and Board of Directors along with other volunteers."

All in all, he said, "It was a good day to be at the airport!"

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