They’re all wound up in Augusta. It’s the annual fly-in for the Commander Owners group.
“Everybody shares the same passion, owning the same airplane. It’s just fantastic to have all these people here,” said Will Caskey a member of th Commander Owners Group from North Augusta.
The Commander is an airplane and about 50 owners from all over the U.S. have descended into the Garden City for their annual get together
“We have an affinity and a love for the Commander airplane. It’s not produced any more,” said Bob James an owner from New Jersey.
A lot of these planes are more than 40 years old and one maybe for the record books.
“I have serial number 11 so it may be the oldest flying Commander in the United States,” said James
One of the high high-lites of the fly-in is to get on the ground and trade Commander war stories.
“That’s all they want to talk about is Commanders, right ? The gals, when we have a fly-in, have to do things separate. They get bored listening to us,” said Pete Sattig an owner from Colorado.
You know in car clubs it’s a love-hate relationship. You love your brand, you don’t always like the other one. How about Commander owners? What do they think of Cessna?
“Owning a Cessna is kind of like owning a white Ford F-150,” said Will.
Commander owners love their planes but maybe not yours.
“You were trash talking the Cessna.”
“A little bit, a little bit,” Will said.
But it’s big fun. The Commander owners up up and away out there somewhere at Daniel Field George Eskola WJBF NewsChannel 6.