Internet forum sets off rant

Posted on March 20th, 2011 by

Deb McFarland is the proud owner of Lester, a 1948 Luscombe 8E, and part of the “Front Porch Gang” at Pickens County Airport in Georgia. I was going to write about something pleasant this month but a comment, casually stated... Continue Reading →

A lifetime of flying

Posted on February 17th, 2011 by

Deb McFarland is the proud owner of Lester, a 1948 Luscombe 8E, and part of the “Front Porch Gang” at Pickens County Airport in Georgia. Young Bobby Burns was infatuated with flying and airplanes, and on his 13th birthday his... Continue Reading →

In the mail…

Posted on January 23rd, 2011 by

Deb McFarland is the proud owner of Lester, a 1948 Luscombe 8E, and part of the “Front Porch Gang” at Pickens County Airport in Georgia. It’s not often that a reader takes the time to send me a written letter... Continue Reading →

A family of aviation

Posted on December 15th, 2010 by

Deb McFarland is the proud owner of Lester, a 1948 Luscombe 8E, and part of the “Front Porch Gang” at Pickens County Airport in Georgia. Ed Nitzsche started flying lessons while in high school under the tutelage of Jack Brown... Continue Reading →

Going home

Posted on December 1st, 2010 by

Deb McFarland is the proud owner of Lester, a 1948 Luscombe 8E, and part of the “Front Porch Gang” at Pickens County Airport in Georgia. Last post I regaled the world with the great flying weather during the first part... Continue Reading →

Flying Time

Posted on October 24th, 2010 by

Deb McFarland is the proud owner of Lester, a 1948 Luscombe 8E, and part of the “Front Porch Gang” at Pickens County Airport in Georgia. It’s October in the South and it’s flying time. There are more fly-ins, air shows,... Continue Reading →

Returned to service

Posted on October 3rd, 2010 by

Deb McFarland is the proud owner of Lester, a 1948 Luscombe 8E, and part of the “Front Porch Gang” at Pickens County Airport in Georgia. A member of the medical profession holding proper authorization and certification recently determined that some... Continue Reading →

$100 ‘Q sandwiches

Posted on August 29th, 2010 by

This Short Final was written by Walt Burton, a dear friend of Deb McFarland’s, as she recovers from surgery. I send greetings from Statesboro, way down here in southeast Georgia. I wouldn’t say that it’s been hot here, but I... Continue Reading →

An unforgettable gift

Posted on July 21st, 2010 by

Summer is defined by holidays. Memorial Day is its start when the season is fresh and new. The air is not so humid or hot. Bare feet find soft, freshly mowed green grass, and tan lines are still unseen. Gardens... Continue Reading →

One man’s passion

Posted on June 13th, 2010 by

My hangar landlord has a passion. Not for women, money or fame, but I’d deduce his passion is just as ardent and just as satisfying as any of the aforementioned obsessions. Lloyd Thompson has a grand passion for Aeronca Champions,... Continue Reading →