Fall colors are beginning to pop. Temperatures are near perfect. Bring your camera and experience the gorgeous VA Fall carpet from an aerial perspective as never before.
Unfortunately it looks like the weather will cancel the planned Arsenal of Democracy Flyover of DC this year. However, those lucky people who took a VIP ride this past week were treated to a sight of all the planes in town for the event while they were parked at the ramp. Here are a few pictures we took as we got up close and personal.
We flew a record 26 rides last weekend (Aug 22-23) at Richmond's Hanover Airport! One passenger summed it up well... "The weather was great, the plane was wonderful and the pilot was excellent." Hoping to go for a new record this weekend at Culpeper.
We'll be on the road for the next three weekends thru Labor Day (Aug 22-Sep 7) flying local airshows at Richmond's Hanover Airport and Culpeper Airport with the Commemorative Air Force. But we are still available for rides during the week by appointment. Been a very busy year so far. This is prime flying season now, so come on out and fly.
July 11 we'll be at Culpeper Airport for the Capital Wing Commemorative Air Force Warbird Showcase. Come see the only pair of U.S. Coast Guard warbirds in the USA flying together. Should be back in town the following weekend for our regular Saturday "walk-up" rides.
Helmet & Goggles Biplane Rides is resuming all flights. The open-cockpit provides ideal social-distancing, and safe-practices are being employed. Father's Day Gift Certificates are available for all our rides. And we have just added an HD video option for your ride!
The COVID pandemic has certainly thrown everyone a curveball. Airshows are canceled, businesses are shut down, and social-distancing guidelines are in place. Helmet & Goggles is looking forward to resuming flying rides as soon as we reasonably can. When the time comes, be assured that appropriate protocols will be in place for everyone's well-being.
We'll still be available for those hardy souls who want to wrap up in layers and experience a cool weather ride on Fall and Winter days when the temperature is above 50 degrees. We draw the line there since our plane is not particularly fond of cold weather flying and have found most passengers aren't either.
We'll be at the Leesburg (VA) Airshow leesburgairshow.com/ this weekend (Sept. 28) with other amazing aircraft. Hope to see many of you there. Then we'll be on the road for the first three weekends in October but plan to be back in Fredericksburg VA for the last two weeks of October.
Missed flying everyone around for the last two weekends while I was away at the Stearman National Fly-in at Galesburg, IL and a formation clinic at Oshkosh, WI. We'll be back up and running this week ready to give more rides out of Shannon Airport.