View Full Version : PRA chapter 13's Christmas BBQ-Fly in
12-18-2004, 04:25 PM
Well went down to Twin Lakes Airpark for our club get together today. 120nm each way, had a 15-20 mph headwind going and only about 5-10 tailwind on the way back. Not a cloud in the sky but kind of hazy. Was a good flight once I got my plane started. Oil was so thick in the old Lycoming that it could have been mistaken for frozen maple syrup! Had to hook up jumper cables to get her going as the poor battery just wouldn't turn it over.
Anyway here is some pics from the flight down - and back
Pics 1-3 is views of Lake Murray which is a huge lake just northwest of Columbia South Carolina
Pic 4 is The airport at Edgefield county south carolina, home of the Trenton Flyers ultralight club, I flew over and landed there to meet a few of the guys who were going to fly over to Twin lakes for our gathering Go check out their web site www.trentonflyers.com
12-18-2004, 04:29 PM
some of the planes that were there today
Pic 1 and 2 is Jacks Ercoupe - we were at Jacks house! - which he is selling. 16,500$ OBO
Pic 3 is Chucks Kolb Firestar - Chuck is President of Trenton Flyers club
Pic 4 is Shacks Kolb Firestar - Another Trenton Flyer
12-18-2004, 04:32 PM
Pics 1-3 is of a nice just finished Sonneri that flew in, only has 4 hours flight time on it so far. Power was a Jabiru 2200 and boy did it sound smooth flying over as it came in to land.
Pic 4 is my ride....
12-18-2004, 04:36 PM
Pic 1, Mister Shack taking a break after eating lunch
Pic 2, Ray Pierce - President of Chapter 13 - and going for the Wolfman look, stopping to say cheese!
Pic 3, John Sligar and Todd Day chating about Johns recent accident with his Pit Bull autogyro. John is clearly okay, not even a scratch!
Pic 4, me and my honey in front of the "Old Girl"
12-18-2004, 04:39 PM
Some bluury pics of the activity inside Jacks hangar, where we ate up the yummy hamburgers and hotdogs newly elected Chapter 13 Vice President Randy Berry cooked up for us.
12-18-2004, 04:42 PM
Pic 1, Chuck getting the Kolb ready for takeoff
Pic 2, John the owner of the Sonneri getting ready to get back in his bird
Pic 3, Randy Berry running out to get a pic of the two Kolbs as they depart
Pic 4, The Kolbs climbing out like crazy - even with a tailwind!
12-18-2004, 04:46 PM
Pic 1, just one more look before the Sonneri goes bye bye, Todd Day and Randy Berry and one more fellow I forgot his name - the guy with the hat.
Pic 2, Ray Pierce... Todd Day.... Randy Berry.... Jack Bombard.... Jacks Son Mike....
Pic 3, John Magnum - hardest working person in our chapter!
12-18-2004, 04:48 PM
On the way home.... You can see how much Shannon likes to fly, she brought a Magazine!!! :eek:
And of course why not go ahead and take a nap... both of ya!
Shes going to kill you for posting those pics!!!!
12-19-2004, 06:25 AM
Thanks Ron Great Pics. Happy Holidays to Ch# 13. See you Soon. MJ :)
12-19-2004, 09:51 AM
Ron, you obviously didn't wear thermals, resulting in a smooth flight. If someone can sleep while you fly, it just means they think you're a good pilot!
(Or don't know any better. ;^)
12-19-2004, 03:55 PM
It may have been the high levels of stress of having to fly with me that by that point resulted in total exhaustion..... ;)
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