Sunday, June 30, 2013

Luscombe 8a

Rob Stegman recently finished this 1946 Luscombe 8A restoration. It flew right before the Waco Fly-In. He's planning on taking it to both Oshkosh and Blakesburg this year.
Look for more photo's after the holidays.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Last Day of the Waco Fly-In.

Dave and Jeanne Allen take off in their freshly restored cabin Waco.

Wow-that's pretty!

Bill French waves while taxiing out for takeoff.

Friday, June 21, 2013

My little girl had her first open-cockpit biplane ride tonite.

Waco QCF-2 pilot put the biggest smile I've ever seen on my daughters face
by giving her a ride in John Cournoyers airplane tonite.
Thanks Scott!

Sunset Flight

Scott Johansson taxis out for a sunset flight.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Gone flying in a Waco.

Scott is all smiles taxiing out on a beautiful evening.

Scott looks out for traffic.

Over the top of Creve Coeur

On final to Rwy 16, the grass, at Creve Coeur.

Waco Fly-In Starts Today

File Photo
The American Waco Club Fly-In starts today at Creve Coeur.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

OT: The St Louis Zoo

I went to the Zoo yesterday with my wife and little girl. I hadn't been in a long time. I had forgotten how much fun the zoo is, especially with a little girl. The best part is, the St Louis Zoo is free, that's right free. No admission charge. You can walk around all day, sit on a park bench in the shade and eat your sack lunch and enjoy ambiance of the Zoo.
My wife and daughter pet the Rays.

The new Seal exhibit is killer! It has a viewing area that goes underwater!
Here, two seals cruise over our heads in the viewing room.


My daughter was surprised by how big they are.

Great view of a Seal doing a slow roll.

The King of the Jungle wakes up from his nap.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Giving the airplane her Spring Bath

Finally got the Fairchild back together and bought her out into the light of day this morning to give her a belated Spring bath.

Skyler cleaned the right side of the aircraft for me.

Hosing off the soap from the top of the wing.
Lindsay helped out by cleaning the tail.

 A good Father's Day outing (a little early.)