Pilot Marc Hightower stands with his 1927 WACO at the Smoky Mountain Air Show in the EAA aircraft display area as part of his Sky High Air Tours display. Marc remains active within EAA and had been the Young Eagles coordinator in Key West for several years and has offered to help fly Young Eagles with us at our next event at Downtown Island in May.
I may forge papers indicating that I am still only 17 for the chance of securing a seat in this classic biplane. Russell Summers had won a ride in this airplane with his winning ticked as part of the EAA Chapter 17 annual banquet. You too can get a ride at the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport (GKT) by contacting SkyHighAirTours.com or calling (865) 742-2359.
Two people can fly as passengers at a time in the front seat if their combined weight does not exceed 400 Lbs. Cost for two people is $99 for 8 minutes, $150 for 15 minutes and $275 for a full half hour. Think about them when you are looking to share a remarkable birthday or anniversary gift that will be remembered forever.