Sep 2011 Grass-roots flying at its best!
Hi, Judy!Â Your great post about the end of summer (and your young lady co-pilot!) reminded me to send the blog some farewell-to-summer shots.
Grass-roots flying at its best! September gave us the longest stretch of nice, dry weather we’ve had in Wisconsin all summer! Temps topped out at 75 degrees, with light winds and day after day of sunshine. The fall colors are just starting to show. The snow can fly as early as Halloween up here, so we enjoy the green turf for as long as we can.
I just completed a few hours of recurrent taildragger instruction for a pilot who had fixed up his dad’s Aeronca 7AC Champ. I used to fly a similar Champ several years ago, so it was a joy to get re-acquainted with this fun little taildragger. It lives at Stoughton Airport, a private grass strip just outside Madison, WI.
We took a short flight in mid-September to Brodhead Airport for the Midwest Antique Aircraft fly-in. Taildragger heaven! Three grass runways nestled in among the tall corn and trees, and pilots camping under their wings.
For anyone traveling through WI or going to Airventure in Oshkosh, Brodhead is a stop to keep in mind – they have lots of events for taildraggers all summer.
Happy Fall Flying!