Sunday, November 09, 2008

A Beautiful Day For A Flight

Well...actually is was darn cold...but the flying was fun.
My friend Glenn and his dad Dick invited me to go flying with them.
Dick owns two planes. This small Grumman Tiger and a larger plane. We took the Tiger.

There is a Hotel in Beaumont, KS. It's been there since the 1800's and in the 1950's they added a small airstrip. They host a pilots breakfast on the second Saturday of each month. Pilots fly in from Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas.

It's a pretty small town.

The planes land on the small grass airstrip and then taxi down a regular street to the plane parking.

yep...plane parking.

It's really something to see these little planes.

Parked like cars.

They are so colorful.

After a nice lunch (we were too late for breakfast) we loaded back up and one by one the little planes took off...headed for home.

We waited our turn.

I sat up front on the flight down and in back on the way home. Dick is a great guide. He explains everything.

He's been flying since he was in his 20' he can fly anything in any conditions. I'm inclined to believe him.

As we returned to Lawrence I snapped this photo of the "Phog"...cause you is basketball season.


Kathy said...

I'm so glad you had a good time! I think I would have been scared.

Cindy said...

How cool!! Love the pics and the commentary - looks like it was a blast. And, of course, ROCK CHALK!

Donna said...

looks like it was a great day... glad it wasn't too windy!

MUD said...

When we drove to Arkansas from Wichita, we would drive past Beaumont. Dad was always fascinated by the planes and the way they landed there and drove on the street. How was the food?
I always think about Grandpa Petty when I fly. MUD