David Jones of Atlanta sent in this photo, with a quick explanation: “Night-time engine test run of the B-17, “The Movie Memphis Belle,” at Kissimmee, Florida, in March, prior to it heading out on the summer show schedule. Photo shoot set up by Warbird Adventures of Kissimmee.” [Read more…]
Jay Carpenter submitted the following photo and note: “My RV-7 — “Odette” for the white swan character in Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake” — lies in harm’s way as an approaching squall threatens the Dimmitt Municipal Airport (T55) in Texas. Fortunately, I was given shelter from the storm in a hangar owned by a local Air Tractor ag pilot.”
John Culp submitted the following photo and a very short note: “Landing Galveston Texas.”
Ed Moon submitted the following photo and note: “Central Florida Seaplane Pilots Association pilots do a splash-in every month and July was held at Moon Landing (FD21). Ten seaplanes and several boats attended the ‘wet’ event on Lake Mary Jane as a great way to stay cool, eat lunch and talk about flying.”
The photo was taken by Jessica Moon while flown by Ed Moon in a Lake Buccaneer.
Bill Young sent in this photo, with a note: “Three generations fly together. Left to right: Will (grandson), Bill (grandfather and engineer), and Billy (son, doctor, pilot) and Billy’s float-equipped Cessna 185 at the New Bern, North Carolina, fly-in.”
“I am fortunate to have been kept busy designing and having built systems in support of Billy’s plane,” Bill reports. “I fly with him at every opportunity.” [Read more…]
Sandy Munns submitted the following photo of some of the aircraft participating in the 54th annual Hayward Air Rally, which was held June 21-23, 2018. The rally started at Hayward Executive Airport (KHWD), with a stop in Redding (KRDD) and the finish line at Reno-Stead Airport (KRTS).
“A test of flight planning, then flying the plan,” he explained. “The test is how close you can come to your estimated ETA and how accurate you can calculate fuel burn. Eight checkpoints across two legs and over 500 miles flown. An excellent experience, and a lot of fun!”
While she was in Missoula, Montana, for the recent Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Fly-In, Abbey Hutter, marketing coordinator at JSFirm.com, got the chance to take a float plane ride at Lindey’s Landing West Seaplane Base in Seeley Lake, Montana.
KT Budde-Jones submitted the following photo taken by Annie Blackburn of the P-51 Crazy Horse 2 from Stallion 51, with a note: “Stallion 51 is located at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport in the heart of Central Florida. Summers in Florida bring both beautiful flying weather in the morning and what we call ‘the afternoon entertainment’ later in the day. You can set your watch to the storms showing up around 3 p.m.”
Steve Franseen submitted the following photo and note (as well as the headline): “Visiting a friend just before a beautiful dusk flight home in my experimental Cozy III. Across town in 11 minutes? No problem.”