Father's Day Fly-In - June 2011

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  1. GrauGeist

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    We had a Fly-In last Sunday at Benton Field (O85) here in Redding hosted by the EAA and Hillside Aviation. They kick it all off with a pancake breakfast and it usually goes well into the afternoon. Lots of cool static displays (including some cars) as well as rides (fixed and rotary) available.

    I've been going for a number of years now, dunno why I haven't posted pics in the past, but I am this year :lol:

    We even had a hot pass by a L-29 that's owned locally. I didn't know it was inbound until I heard it, but was able to get off a half-decent shot as it was halfway down the runway (the others were of it's arse as it headed north...)

    Anyway, here's a few shots of the day :)
     

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    Nice stuff, Dave. I have seen that blue and white Ercoupe around here too. Looks like a nice turnout with some good weather. :thumbleft:
     
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    Thanks Eric!
    It was a real nice day, not too hot with a breeze out of the NNW. The blue/white Ercoupe is nice, but trust me, they need to keep a close eye on me when I'm around the yellow/polished one...lmao
     
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    Good shots Dave! Looks like it was a fun show.
     
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    Great shots Dave, looks like you had fun!
     
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    Excellent shots Dave!!!!! Like the GT to.
     
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    great pics Dave - wish we had weather like that !
     
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    Thanks guys...it was a fun day (would have been much better with my daughter), though I noticed that while the crowd seemed to be a bit larger than in past years, there were fewer aircraft attending this year.

    Matter of fact, this is the first time (that I can remember) where a vintage warbird didn't attend...hopefully next year will have a better turnout of hardware :thumbleft:
     
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    cough cough *T-34* cough cough.
     
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    Ahh yes, you got me on that one! lmao

    And that would also include the two in various stages of restoration in the hangar :)

    In years past, there have been gunslingers on the ramp...that's what I was *technically* referring to...lmao

    I guess I'll have to put my beer down and go outside and pull butt detail in penance for slighting the Mentor community now :lol:
     
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    Trainers are still warbirds. Besides, some of the export Mentors had underwing hardpoints. Now go pay your penance. ;)
     
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    Shame on you Dave.[-X :lol:
     
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    Man, I'm embarassed....... :lol:
     
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