Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Going to Breakfast

Rob Stegman takes off Sunday moring to go to a Flight Breakfast.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

A Barnstormer comes to town!

      Andrew King stopped by a  ferry flight to Arizona with a homebuilt Travel Air 4000.
He had one spark plug that was continually fouling and didn't want to go any further with the storms in the area. We returned the following morning and he actually got airborne but returned when the engine started acting up again.

He and Glenn worked on it all day, chasing the missfire. I came back out at 3, surprised that he was still there. They buttoned up the airplane and Andrew took it on a test hop around the field. By that time, it was too late to head towards the next hayfield so Andrew spent another night in the hotel.

Andrew does a postflight on the airplane.

Better than a hayfield--Andrew and Glenn Peck do maintenance on the airplane.

 O-dark-thirty in the morning, Andrew does his preflight.

 Under cloudy skies, he starts up and warms up the engine.

Just before takeoff.

Link to the Past

Alicia Clark Burgett pictured with her family and the 1928 Timm Collegiate which was flown by her Great Grandfather.

Early last week, I received an interesting message on Facebook, " My great grandfather (Captain Robert Kelso) owned and flew that plan around 1928-1930 and my dad, myself and my brothers are hoping to say hello to her on our way through."

We were able to make that possible Thursday afternoon.

Monday, October 3, 2016

We've had enough of your attitude Hisso...

I helped Glenn pull the Hisso off of the Standard today and put it on an engine stand.
Hopefully tomorrow, we will fix its starting problem....

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Thanks for stopping by David/Rachael/Theodore Pitcairn!

 David Pitcairn stopped by for lunch and to say "Hi" this afternoon.

Rachael waves as they depart. 

The Bellanca inflight on their way to Lexington.

"Hello good people of St Louis!"

 Sky and I sit in the Standard as Glenn Peck works on the engine.