No, not that kind. We have av gas! Yep, we now have a 100LL gas tank at our hangar. Doesn't it look nice?
Whew... This month is flying by! Here are a few more pictures from last weekend, courtesy of Dan Sokolowski. Enjoy!
Matthew showing Amy the ropes of their new Mule. I don't know much about these things except that they're awesome!
Shameless Annabelle shot. Even she (and Brian) thinks the Sawhill's Mule is awesome.
I love this interior view of Mark Godsil's AT-11 Twin Beech. (Dan (left), Brian (right))
Matthew Sawhill wants to fly, darn it!
Amy Sawhill in the gun turret of the TBM just before a ride. Lucky woman!
Here are some photos from the Military Appreciation Day at the BNW airport on Saturday. Enjoy!
Early morning at the BNW airport - full of warbirds!
Mark & Celia Godsil brought over their gorgeous AT-11 (Twin Beech) from Illinois
I'd love to have either of these planes: L-2 (Taylorcraft) and L-4 (Piper) flown by Keith Campbell
Mike Henningsen brought his Big Beautiful Doll P-51 Mustang over from Atlantic. I love his plane so much!
Texans! Brian brought our SNJ-5 (left), and John Ockenfels brought his AT-6 (right) - in the Iowa Air National Guard's yellow paint scheme
Craig Sommerfeld brought his immaculate T-34 Mentor. There's always a crowd to take a look under the hood!
Brad Deckert flew in his awesome TBM Avenger from Peru, Illinois. Brad was kind enough to offer a flight. I was out of town so I missed my chance to fly in one (dang!), so Amy Sawhill grabbed the seat. You'll have to ask her how it was!
I'm heading out for a conference in Philly until Sunday. So here's a quick update. Brian will have all three airplanes (weather permitting) at Boone on Saturday for Military Appreciation Day. Be sure to stop by because it will be awesome (guaranteed). I'll be there in spirit. :)
This photo has absolutely nothing to do with this update. It was just the first one I came across. Dan "una mas" Sokolowski snapped a photo of the Texan's back seat "very original" instrument panel at cruising speed. (*sigh*) It makes me want to go flying.
No more updates until Monday. Have a great week everyone!
It's time to clean the hangar when the dust bunnies turn into real bunnies. Brian found a fluffy baby bunny snuggling in the door frame. I wanted to adopt it, Annabelle wanted to eat it, and Brian said to let it go. He won. Probably for the best. Guess we'll have to figure out something else for the Half Fast mascot.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 13! The Boone, Iowa, airport (KBNW) is hosting the 2011 Military Appreciation Day. We'll have all our warbirds there, and there will be plenty more loud warbirds, including a TBM and Mike Henningsen's P-51. Huzzah! But that's not all. There will be ground displays, artwork, demonstrations and food! And most importantly, there will be veterans! So come on out (bring your family) Saturday, August 13, from 8am to 2pm and show your appreciation for our troops. Guaranteed to be fun and worthwhile event!