Monday, December 12, 2011

OOTBA Party Time

Another great party at Out of the Blue - this time just for the staff, and a couple of wander-in guests (you know who you are, Geoff!). We had lots of delicious food and a fair amount of tall tales flying around. Happy Holidays to all!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Me and the girlz got started on the Holidays with a big Aviation Open House.  We had delicious soups, yummy cookies, delightful music (thanks Paul Ninehouse!), and best of all, lots of friends to celebrate with. 

Have I mentioned before that this is the best "job" in the world?

Goodbye old friend

I had very mixed feelings to see my old "warbird" Aeronca Champ dismantled and shipped off to Philly. This is the second aircraft I ever bought and the first I ever sold. How hard to let her go!

I had many fun hours flying this little slow bird. My favorite part was coming in too high - is it a problem? - and slipping her down to land. I loved prop starting her, and the simplicity of those six little round gauges on the panel. Nothing fancy, nothing fast, no flash. Just flying at its most basic level.

N83547 will always hold a special place in my life. Fly long and well, old girl!