Pandemic doesn’t stop Maule Family Reunion

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By MARTIN STEIN

For many families, particularly in the south, family reunions are a way of life. And even though the COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled many family reunions this year, Maule Air went ahead with its own unique brand of reunion — where every Maule owner and wanna-be owner is part of the family.

The eighth annual “Maule and All” Fly-in took place at the company’s factory at Spence Airport (KMUL) in Moultrie, Georgia, Sept. 24-27, 2020. In spite of a typical fall forecast with scattered thunderstorms, Saturday, the main activity day, became a pilot’s dream day with blue skies all around.

With a total of 30 aircraft over the weekend, 17 sat on the grass Saturday, including seven non-Maule STOL cousins, including a Kitfox, Aviat Husky, two American Champions, a 1951 Beech C-36, a 1947 Cessna 120, and a 1946 Luscombe. 

“We are basically offering a relaxed, get out and enjoy yourself event for the aviation community at large,” says Brent Maule, president of Maule Air. “This year we saw this as particularly important in light of the many events that have been cancelled due to the COVID pandemic.”

COVID-19 concerns introduced a few subtle changes to this year’s event. The social space usually provided in the intimate and crowded pilot’s lounge was moved to one of the three Maule hangars to provide additional space for socially distanced family tables. Hand sanitizer stations were set up and signs posted encouraging the use of masks and social distancing.

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