Sunday, November 10, 2013
Jack Onck died this week. He was 85. I was acquainted with him but hadn't seen him in a couple years. I had always wanted to have a "sit and talk" about Creve Coeur with him as he was one of the first three tenets back when the airport was founded in 1956. I never got the chance to do that.
Sunday, November 3, 2013
Boo asked if she could rake the yard...
She was doing a good job....
And then the fun began....
Nice picture of the Boo
Saturday, October 5, 2013
I recently had an interview and as part of that had to give a 5-10 minute presentation. I used my family as an audience to practice for that.
Lindsay loves to play teacher. She had her first Spanish Club meeting at school this week and came home wanting to teach us what she had learned. I think I have a future AGI in my house!
Going over numbers in Spanish.
Calling upon me to give an answer.
Explaining the difference between masculine and feminine tenses.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Cam Blazer's Monocoupe.
Richard Smith's Clipwing Monocoupe
The Monocoupe Club had a fly-in at Creve Coeur airport this weekend. This is a small club with about three times the number of members for the number of surviving Monocoupes. The fly-in is held every odd year the last weekend of September. This year only two Monocoupes flew in to join the numerous Monocoupes based on the field.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
George Andre does a vertical snaproll in his Freebird 300.
I've always liked this picture. The airplane exists only in parts now, George parted out the airplane when he sold it. I had a mount for the camera that we put on the back of the cowling to take this.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Monosport off the port wing.
This years Blakesburg was, again, really fun for me. Blakesburg has it's own, special vibe and I like it. It doesn't have the rushed feel that I get up at OSH, it's more relaxed, leisurely. Part of it, I'm sure, is I didn't try to do as much as I normaly do because of the heat. Man, it was hot again, 101 degrees on Friday. More or less, I let the Fly-In come to me this year. We bugged out at night and went back to the hotel for a shower and a comfortable nights sleep.
Things are really enjoyed about the fly-in are many. I always appreciate Hy-Vee for coming out and cooking for all of us. From the pancakes for breakfast to the Ribeye Steak on Saturday night, it was all great. For Brent, Marcie, Ben, Aaron and the gang who organize and park us, you guys did a great job, especially in the heat.
To my friend Richard, thanks for bringing your guitars! We have to do that again and again. It was so much fun. Thanks for letting Sky sleep in your airplane too. It was a beautiful night under the stars.
It was great seeing friends up there, Don and Ann, Mike, Eric, Gilles, Amy, Caroline, Jeff, Erik, David and Rachael, Mike and Penny who always has a smile on her face. To all my friends, thanks for coming and helping make Bburg special.
A special thanks to the gentleman from Canada who helped me pull my tiedown stakes out of baked, Iowa clay.
Ed, Max and Russell-a very heartfelt nod of appreciation for giving Sky rides in your airplanes.
And always to my traveling companion, trusting (asleep) copilot Sky-thanks man,
Now do your homework....
Sunday, September 1, 2013
You've seen their picture, now you can see their faces.
Photographer buddies of mine up at Blakesburg.
And everyone knows Amy Gesch
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Loads of Luscombe's!
TJ Stegman cleans off his prop.
Who says the younger people aren't interested in aviation?
Glenn puts in 60 wt oil to help the engine fight the heat.
Sky holds the funnel for Glenn.
Great, wonderful, marvelous ribeye steak dinner!
Sky gets a ride from Russell Williams in his Ryan SCW.
Rob Stegman gets in a quick flight before sunset.
Three generations-Duncan, Ron and Chris Price go for a ride in the Fleet.
Jim Savage's Spartan 7W Executive.
John Swander taxies out in his Waco
Friday, August 30, 2013
O-dark-thirty show and we're up and off on another trip to Blakesburg.
I really enjoy Blakesburg, it's so much lower key than Oshkosh.
Definitely has a different vibe.
The Monosport over Mark Twain Lake.
Ken Thomas pulls up alongside in his Brunner-Winkle Bird.
1920's technology at its finest!
It's 101 degrees here right now. Sky and I are in the hotel avoiding heat stroke. Lots of airplanes here, bunch of cabin Waco's, four Fairchild 24's, loads of Luscombe's and plenty of good friends.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
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Andrew King stopped by Creve Coeur for lunch Sunday in this 1927 Travel Air 4000 he was delivering from New York to Texas. After lunch, he asked me if I'd like to fly along as he left and shoot some photo's. Since the plane was ready and able, I quickly grabbed buddy Ken Thomas to fly for me.
Andrew pulls up alongside showing off the classic Travel Air lines.
It's going to make a nice ride-hopping airplane.
So long and safe journeys!