Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Andrew King stops by with a Fairchild

      Andrew King stopped by on his way from Texas to Pennsylvania with a 1935 Fairchild 24 C8c he's delivering for the buyer.

 Andrew fills the gas tank. Said the aircraft used 20.5 gallons for almost 3 hours of flying time.


     The original to the aircraft Warner 145 spits grease on the windscreen.


     Nice, simple cockpit with a third seat in the back.

Andrew did a quick-turn as he wanted to beat the weather and head east.

Classic, black-and-white shot.

Monday, May 22, 2017

OT: The Arch(es)





    
     Sunday was such a beautiful day, I went driving around looking for pictures and ended up down at the Arch.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Went to the airport, nothing going on there.


     So I went driving around and did these landscapes instead of hanging out at the airport.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

OT: Eskie Rescue Reunion.

We went to the St Louis American Eskimo Rescue Reunion this afternoon held in Queeny Park.
Our little Eskie, Nim (short for Admiral Nimitz) was a rescue dog we fell in love with
eight years ago and we're just head over heels with him.

I took this picture of Lindz, Nim and Gina outside the Dog Museum with
my Olympus EM-5 camera and Panasonic 20mm lens.
Love it!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Heads or Tails...

Heads for the Curtiss Robin powered by the Tank Bros. engine.
Glenn is replacing some of them that have leaking valve seats.

The Threatening flood waters recede; the Robins return to their nests.

     I went out to Creve Coeur to help Glenn get the Tank-engine powered Robin out of the Museum and found out it was shuffling day at the airport.

John Cournoyer was moving some of his aircraft from "The High Ground" hangars back to their normal spots.

 The Greater St Louis gets moved to the Museum.

 Sitting all pretty in the sun!

 John with The Greater St Louis.

Glenn with the Tank-powered Robin.
He finished this restoration in 2000 and
flew it to Oshkosh the next year.

 Jimmy Johnson helps guide the Spartan Executive around a turn.

 Coming up shortly on Jimmy's list, he checks out the Spartans wheel-well.

The Antonov An-2 returned home from its autopilot testbed duties in Arkansas.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sparking the Interest; kids in aviation.


     My friend was back in town this weekend visiting his Grandkids. He brought them out to Creve Coeur on Sunday and we gave them a walking tour or the airport. The kids had never been out to a GA airport before so it was rewarding to me to show them around and to see their excitement at watching the planes takeoff and land.