Maine Teen Plans Fly-In To Commemorate Lindbergh's Beach Landing
OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine - A Maine high school student has organized a fly-in on Old Orchard Beach to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh's surprise landing.
The Portland Press Herald reports that 15-year-old Chase Walker scheduled the event in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Thirty-four pilots will land on Old Orchard Beach to celebrate Lindbergh's landing and raise money for the foundation.
Lindbergh was forced to land on the beach on July 24, 1927, after experiencing bad weather. The landing came during a nationwide victory tour in celebration of his historic trans-Atlantic flight.
The Old Orchard Beach teen is excited about the recreation and hopes to raise $7,000 to grant a wish for one Maine child.
The fly-in has been scheduled for Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Planes will depart before 2 p.m.