Three Wing Aviation hosted its 5th Annual Customer Appreciation Day on Sunday October 1st at the Three Wing Aviation Hangar at Sikorsky Memorial Airport.
Ken Smith, general manager of Three Wing, says “we wanted to show our appreciation for our customers with a day filled with aircraft and fun for the whole family. We’re like family here, so it’s the least we could do to show our appreciation.”
Brian Peck, owner of a Piper J-3 Cub, has been with Three Wing for 29 years, and praises the meticulous work of the team, saying, “I fly my grandchildren in my plane, and I have the security of knowing that the guys at Three Wing treat my plane as if it were their own. I feel like family.”
The Eagle One search and rescue unit arrived with their Eagle 1 UH-1H Iroquois Huey helicopter. The helicopter provides comprehensive air rescue response across the state of Connecticut. Under the direction of the New Milford Police Department Aviation Unit Commander, the highly skilled crew of volunteers is on-call 24/7, 365 days a year to offer their services to state and local agencies. Many members of the Eagle One crew were present to share their experiences as part of critical rescue missions.
Yale New Haven and Northwell Health’s Skyhealth helicopter landed to enjoy the festivities. The emergency transport helicopter is equipped with the latest technology and safety features to provide life-saving treatment while enroute to a destination hospital. The helicopter and operations center are based at Three Wing Aviation and have proven a great asset to the community.
Many of the customers of Three Wing Aviation appeared with their aircraft, ranging from to a Piper J-3 Club to a stunt plane. Everyone had fun chatting, listening to live music, enjoying delicious food, and watching aircraft fly. Even some dogs joined in on the fun!
People enjoyed food from Boca Oyster Bar’s mobile kitchen truck.
Dessert was served by the Ice Cream Emergency food truck, a gourmet mobile ice cream parlor inside a rescue vehicle.
The event concluded with a raffle with prizes that ranged from gift cards to a variety of local Bridgeport restaurants and shops.
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