Jun 2011 Lee Bottom Flying Field Sinful Sunday!
I’m so sorry if you don’t live close enough to fly to Lee Bottom Airfield (I64) in the summertime. Its a frequent destination for vintage taildraggers and antique airplanes and a spot not to be missed by taildraggersÂ traversingÂ cross-country. The gate keepers to the airfield are Rich & Ginger Davidson who own and operate this 4000′ grass strip in the Indiana low lands along side the Ohio River. When you’re flying right downwind for 36 you might have one wing in Indiana and the other in Kentucky. It’s a beautiful, scenic spot that’s been known to make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time – a time when airplanes all had a tailwheel and you could sit under a tree and be happy doing just that.
In the summer months Rich & Ginger host a Sinful Sunday one Sunday a month Â (i.e. sundae) and the sundaes are FABULOUS. Â Last Sunday it was Strawberry Twinkie sundaes and all I can say is OMG! Â Fresh strawberries, whipped cream, ice cream, twinkies and a cherry on top. Can it get any better?!
And I wasn’t the only one thinking that!
Did I mention that they work really hard pulling this off so we can all fly-in for a tasty & Â fun afternoon?
OK, ice cream aside, there’s more to see than just ice cream…..
I always think the people I meet at fly-ins are the most interesting folks. I had to meet this next lovely lady – she was wearing an Aeronca Champ t-shirt and carrying a 99er’s bag – had to be one of us!
Let me introduce you to Kaye Combs Moore from Lexington, KY who learned to fly in a Champ at Bowman field in 1958. Not many women flying Champs back in ’58! Very cool, Kaye!
But when it’s all said and done, this is what we all came to see….
Oh, heck yes, ya gotta see my S7 heading home….
Hope you get a chance to visit Lee Bottom some day too. http://www.leebottom.com/
SnehaPosted at 09:38h, 26 June
SO lovely, Judy! Wish I could attend all these amazing fly-ins with you ladies! So jealous of all the airplanes and the sundaes! 😀 And your plane looks so pretty!
Lisa MartinPosted at 08:37h, 22 June
Oh boy those ice cream sundaes look good! What a great idea. Nice collection of aircraft too.