A visit to Santa Paula

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  1. evangilder

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    I took the family for an outing on Sunday to the Santa Paula Airport for a little outing. The first Sunday of the month is an open house of sorts. They open the hangars up for you to look in and see the aircraft. It is a tiny little municipal airport with alot of history and character. Remember the picture during the rains where part of the runway was washed out? They have worked out a way to make it work and are flying again.

    There is an interesting mix of vintages there, most of them are 40s and 50s.
     

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    Great pics Eric looks like a friendly little place, everytime I see one of those Texans I like them more she's a cracker.
     
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    Thanks Lee. Santa Paula is really off the beaten path, so it's got a very small town feel to it. I have to admit I love the Texan too.
     
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    Nice pics Eric! Some nice planes there it seems with a good atmosphere to the place as well I'm sure.
     
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    I like the paint scheme on the T-6, it looks great.
     
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    Thanks guys. The T-6 is appropriately named too: "Miss Thirsty"!
     
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    Nice pics! I notice lots of 'Vettes there, whats the deal with that?

    That Grumman AgCat has a weird kind of rustic charm that I like 8)
     
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    During the first sunday events there, they often have other clubs show up. There was a Corvette club there as well. They were almost all newer 'Vettes, no classics. So I didn't bother with pics of the 'Vettes.

    Yeah, that AgCat looked like it had seen signifigant usage.
     
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    Great day out - great shots! What camera do you use?
     
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    Thanks Roy. I've got a Canon S series, don't remember the number off the top of my head. It's a 5 megapixel digital. I like it for the close in and ground shots, but the zoom is not enough for aerial shots. I'd like to go with a SLR digital at some point.
     
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    And a belated "Nice pics" from me. :)
    The boy looks happy.
     
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    Yep, he is like his dad. When airplanes are near, life is good. 8)
     
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    He's like his dad? So he spits out coffee all over the keyboard too?
     
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    hehe, not exactly. But he has had an incident with water and a keyboard. So I guess he does resemble me in a lot of ways!
     
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    Ditto 8)
     
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