Fun from the CANCELED “Saturday” Mt. Comfort Airshow, on for Sunday!

It rained so hard at Mt. Comfort Airport last night that small lakes formed all over acres of airport property . Today there was no where to park the thousands of cars that would have come, at least where they wouldn’t be axle deep in water and mud.  Even though all the air show performers where there ready to go, at 8:30 this morning, for the first time in the air show’s history, it was canceled.

So you might think it was going to be a crummy day at the airport but boy would you be wrong!  The sun came out and the highlight of my day was getting an amazing ride with Tim Rumril in his CJ.

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We did a flight-of-3 formation take off with this CJ on our right wing

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And this CJ on our left wing

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Besides this beautiful shot of Lynn’s CJ, you can see standing water all over the fields !

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“No Airshow” turned out to be a great thing for me!

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Lynn Williams, Judy, Tim Rumril & the un-named really nice pilot of the third CJ.  Thank you, Tim, for that amazing flight!

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On Friday night, John & Larry were still hopeful about Saturday’s weather at  their hangar cookout!

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The girls with Jon’s RV6

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Saturday, the airshow may have been canceled but was a good chance to check out the Horsemen Aerobatic Team’s three P-51’s

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Kent Pietsch in his 1942 Interstate Cadet posed with Judy & Jessica

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And Lady Taildragger, Laura Stants, flew a T6 in Friday in formation with this P-51.  Laura was heading back home Saturday afternoon for her daughter’s dance recital but will return tomorrow hoping to fly in a real airshow Sunday!

At 10:00 pm Saturday night, it’s pouring outside once again with strong thunderstorms pushing across the area.  To their credit, the airshow authority spent most of today building a new road through a field to access runway 34-16.  The plan tomorrow is to park cars on that temporarily closed runway and taxiway, and park cars on the higher, dryer ultralight landing strip.  We’re all hoping the rains stops soon….

1 Comment
  • Susan
    Posted at 22:59h, 12 June Reply

    Wow! Judy!!! What a great day for you!!! CJ’s are a lot of fun! I had lovely ride with LLT Donna Hanshew’s hubby in his several years back… it was sooo much fun to fly and great visability!!! I sure hope the weather cooperates tomorrow! Otherwise you’ll have to “entertain” the airshow folks again….geeez… I hate it when that happens!! Have fun!!!

    Susan
    WacoRNF

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