Jan 2022 Say YES to Texas!
Departing the Gulf Coast yesterday from Mustang Island seemed questionable at best. There was early morning fog in surrounding areas, haze, and hit-and-miss IFR to the north and south. On the positive side, the sky was clear and blue directly overhead. The big question was, would things clear up along our route for a flight to Zuehl Field near San Antonio before the 50% chance of thunderstorms kicked in around 1 pm?
A couple extra cups of coffee at breakfast, then dragging our feet checking out of the motel paid off allowing the sky to raise just enough for a safe oceanside lift off. In the RV7, Zuehl Field was a short 50 minute hop and severe clear skies awaited us, albiet a bit windy.
Zuehl Field is a private use, residential flying community with a smooth turf 3000′ lg. x 200′ wide runway. It’s located 7 n.m. east of Randolph Airforce Base with right traffic on 35 at Zuehl to avoid conflicts. Many thanks to lady taildragger pilot Dianne Wieman (also an A&P I/A) for finding room for our bird and being our personal tour guide while we’re in San Antonio.
The first Chief in the photo formally owned by Larry Johnson of Minnesota now owned by Gary Rice. Ray Johnson in the middle slot in his 11AC Chief. Densel Williams of Jackson, Michigan flying the third 11CC Chief.
On a mission to visit Missions in San Antonio today. Fantastic day immersed in local history.
So much history in Texas. Too little time.