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2006 Gerard McHale Memorial Jet Rally
 
Author: Luella Cousins

My husband and I attended the jet rally on the Saturday and enjoyed ourselves immensely. There were more jets than last year and the flying was spectacular. Unfortunately, as at most fly-ins, there are always some casualties and this event was no different. You may think that you don't get much exercise flying planes but if you have to retreive very many, you could argue this point.

The jet rally is held at the flying field in Princeton and although there are no trees for shade, the popularity of the tents makes up for this lack. At this time of the year it is usually not blazing hot so the lack of shade is not really missed.

A food service was on site so people did not have to go into town if they suffered hunger pangs. A local couple set up and served some good food.

People came from Kelowna, 100 Mile House, Penticton, Alberta and the United States. Our own Dean Wichman (from Kamloops) showed up and is always a joy to watch him perform.

One of the participants took the canopy off of his jet during the public display and spent a great deal of energy explaining his plane to any of the general public who inquired.

Jets are something that everyone enjoys flying. One couple, once they had finished their flying and the day was winding down made their way home off the same runway. What a contrast in usage.

Travelling to the various events is always a good opportunity to visit with old friends and make new ones. The flying community is a friendly and close-knit group.

We look forward to next year's event and trust that it will be even bigger and better.
 

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Another view of the crashed jet
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Another view of the turn out
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Check out the line-up
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Checking out the Navy jet
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Cockpit of one of the jets
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Everyone likes checking out the hangar
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Fibreglass tends to shatter on impact
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Fire Extinguishers are mandatory for jet flying
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Firing it up for flight
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Great turn out for the rally
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In the pits
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Line-up for public viewing
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Lots of tents spotted the grounds
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One of the worst crashes of the week-end
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Pre-flight check

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