11/7/2009, A great day.

Aviators sit in the shade of their weatherbeaten, fabric-covered biplanes, exchange hangar talk and tell stories of their barnstorming days before they take to the air again and fly toward the setting sun ....

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9/8/2019: An ordinary day.

Postby 3WE » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:13 pm

However, the Spirit of Flyover airport is having its periodic airshow.

No visual contact at 3BS's house :( but lots of loud jet aeroplanies to be heard in the distance.

And, a sonic boom!

Of course, I'm sure it's cowboy improvisation and whatever service branch did it is on my no-fly list.
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Re: 10/5/2019, A great day.

Postby 3WE » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:04 pm

Finally, a cool off to seasonal temperatures, doing yard work, and...

The CAP flies over to scout and destroy German submarines and revolutionary-minded squid on Flyover’s rivers.

Unfortunately, perhaps this is old guys reliving other people’s glory in war birds that should have been parked in 1950 (see footnote)? For the moment, my slight disdain is suspended.
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Footnote: I believe Stearmans enjoyed a useful life applying crop protection chemistry through most of the second half of last century.
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Re: 5/31/2020, A great day.

Postby 3WE » Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:39 pm

Nice weather.

Much gardening (including the application of protective chemistry).

The old guys from Broken Heart airport out putting around in their Stearmans (airoplanies that are WAAAAAY too old, un-automated and lacking in redundancy (except for large numbers of cyliders)), including cowboy idiocy formation flight.

I didn't see them as much as hear them...a few brief glimpses over the tops of the trees a couple of miles away. And a few, rather high, Southwest 737s inbound and outbound to/from Flyover International.
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Re: 11/7/2009, A great day.

Postby elaw » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:03 pm

We have nice weather here too... finally!

The lack of aeroplanies periodically flying over the house is stunning though:
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If I'd taken that same screenshot at the same time a year ago, there would probably be about 50 jets in it.
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Re: 11/7/2009, A great day.

Postby 3WE » Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:43 pm

Paraphrased, no aeroplanies flying over ericiee's house.
Interesting...Indeed there's a lot fewer airliners but I'm near a lot of flight paths to flyover, so when they do go by (a few an hour), I see them.

Then there's the final to the Spirit of Bizjet...it is maybe 70% of normal.

Broken heart seems fully active with little aeroplanies...I have not looked to see what av-gas costs these days.

Talking out my rear*, it's almost as gen aviation may be "increased" (or should I say "decreased less") as it compensates for airlinerie issues.

*Yes, I'm always talking out my rear, the Pope is Catholic and bears poop in the woods.
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