May 2011 Flying, flying, flying
With TWO really nice flying days in a row there was no way I wasn’t going to take total advantage of it! Yesterday I did a solo, central Indiana circuit landing at several airports I don’t get to very often and just playing around in the sky for the fun of it. Smooth in the morning but it got pretty bumpy mid-afternoon when theÂ cumulusÂ clouds were building so I headed home.
Today there was a fly-in pancake breakfast at Frankfort, IN which just happened to be one of the stops in theÂ poker run I’ve been looking forward to all week.
There were about a dozen airports on the list to land and pick up playing cards so we narrowed it down to five that were sort of on the way to OKK. Three of ’em had grass so that was an extra bonus! Always fun to get to land on grass when your based at an only hardsurface airport.
It was so cool to see the Â Happy Champ (formerly my Happy Champ)Â at the pancake breakfast. It gave me such a kick seeing Jerry and his wife out flying it!
For anybody not sure about getting on Facebook, I’m here to tell you, you meet the greatest people and some of them even own Bird Dogs! Last year, Bill Finney promised me a ride in his L19 Bird Dog so when I spotted his Bird Dog today, he made good on that promise. OMG, what a great airplane!
I’m all aboutÂ tandemÂ taildraggers and this is one I’ve wanted to fly for a long time. What a great airplane! Bill didn’t waste any time passing me the controls so we headed northeast of the airport making turns and checking out how she flies – smooth and very gentle.Â I’ve always wanted a Super Cub but the Bird Dog could edge it out?!
At Glendale Airport….
I should have held the brakes and had him pick out the cards, surely he would have picked a better hand than I did!