Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Monday, November 2, 2015

Formation clinic

I was scheduled to fly to Pine Bluff Arkansas for a formation flying clinic over Halloween. But the weather had other ideas. Fortunately local formation pilots emailed and invited me to fly with them. Here's my write up on Van's Airforce.

Halloween pictures

Thanks to my sister Mimi who took Katrin and the two granddaughters to a pumpkin patch for Halloween pictures. Lynne and I did our usual and hung out at the McLellan's pet cemetery for the evening.

Young eagles

On Oct 10 the Lakeway EAA chapter held a Young Eagles event. We had 50 kids signed up, but less than half showed up. There were 6 planes lined up to fly, so we had about 1.5 sorties per pilot. I flew only one sortie, taking up a brother and sister. Their Mom was more excited than they were. No I didn't squeeze two kids into the RV, I flew Steve Z's 172, 738TQ. I asked Steve to check me out in the 172 which we did the previous afternoon. Two touch and goes plus an emergency power off practice at Rusty Allen, and a landing at 3R9 got me current again. That was my first 172 time in 4 years.

When we got back from the first trip, Russ N. had his Super Cub parked behind me. He asked if any more kids wanted a flight in the Cub. Of course I said yes, I did! So I squeezed into the back, and we flew with the door down most of the time. Russ offered me a chance to take the controls, but I could not get my left leg in position to reach the rudder pedal on that side. Still it was great fun. I had a death grip on my phone, because dropping it surely meant it would be gone!

The Lakeway pool. That's were I do my swimming!