It takes a lot of nerve to plan a fly-in to an airport downwind of the Great Lakes in the winter. Weedsport, New York lays smack dab in the middle of lake effect country. But by the time the signing-in was done and the sitting down begun, 24 noses had been counted.

Ramsey DiLibero raved about it after he took Russ back home in the Mooney. And Dan Bellware said “I’m glad to see that we really can have a successful meeting up North in the winter. I don’t know if that’s ever been done before.” They came early and stayed late. Weedsport was a rousing success and here are the photos that prove it.