Car racer Austin Theriault challenges an airplane to a drag race
FRENCHVILLE – On Saturday, August 18, at the Northern Aroostook Regional Airport's 2012 Fly-In and Airshow, race car driver Austin Theriault raced a Pitts S2-B aircraft while driving a 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT 650hp.
The vehicle, which Pelltier Ford of Fort Kent provided, reached 160 m.p.h. on the runway.
The aeronautics celebration continues on Sunday.
Gates are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 adults/teens; free for children under 12 and seniors over 60.
No coolers, pets, alcohol or glass containers allowed.
The organizers are featuring three major aerobatic performances both days of the event. Other activities include: airplane and helicopter static displays; military, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and Warden Service demonstrations and fly-bys, airplane rides, remote controlled aircraft demonstrations, candy drop for children, music, entertainment, and various food vendors. Emergency medical support and restrooms present on-site.
Acadia Air Tours will provide rides in a Waco, open-cockpit, biplane for $60.
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