You want to tell God a joke? Make a plan.
I had every intention of flying the Cub north from NC to NY for the Fly-In at Bayport Aerodrome, then life got in the way. Gino called me from the Sheep Shagger Baaa, where the airplane and hangar keys are locked away for the night and merriment abounds. I talked to Bill and Bill and heard many serious discussions of aviation engineering, aerodynamics, and physics in the background, mostly pertaining to the results of bomb drops and spot landings, punctuated by laughter. Oh, how I miss these great people. I missed the Plane Janes, too, but you don’t have to.
Order a calendar!
There were great airplanes:
Ace’s N3N is always a big hit. The big Wright engine, the collection of leftover blimp parts…..
Bill’s Brunner-Winkle Bird was joined by two others – a rarity in itself, you seldom see three in one place (The pic of the red airplane is from the Cradle of Aviation web site, but it was there).
And what would a fly-in be without Stearmans?
…Or the iconic Piper Cub?
Feeling their way to the stripe in the spot landing contest …
And always a committee to grade the landings ….
Stu in the Auster and Steve in the Fleet … you don’t see these every day except at Bayport.
Airplanes snugged down for the night …
Thanks (& a tip of the hat) to Annemarie and Stuart for the great pictures.
See you next year!