Apr 2012 Kitfox in the Oklahoma Wheat
It’s spring in Oklahoma and the wheat’s growing tall! Dee Ann Ediger sent some beautiful shots of their Kitfox flying out of their grass farm strip, (OK16)Â Fairmont Field Airport, Oklahoma.
“Ken took the Kitfox out for a morning flight and I took the opportunity to snap some pictures.Â The runway on our farm is 2500 X 60 and carved out of the most level part of the wheat field.Â No obstructions except for the wheat at each end.Â Â Â Probably the only disadvantage to having the airstripÂ here at homeÂ is that we have to clean tons of green bugs off the leading edges after flying.”
Kitfox in front of the hangar.Â We keepÂ two farm tractors there, too, and have to back them out before pulling out the airplanes.
The wheat this year is waist high, butÂ the Kitfox isn’t really plowing through the crop.
The 2500 X 60 runway gives plenty of room for takeoff and landing and the 800’Â taxi at 90 degrees to the runway can be used as a crosswind landing strip for the Kitfox.
Dee Ann Ediger
Fairmont Field, Oklahoma