On Saturday, the guys spent the day running time trials using Matthew's Batavus (a vintage moped), the Sokos' Trail 90, and our ATV. We had to take a commercial break to allow a deer to cross the runway and taxiways. Unfortunately, the races ended with a minor injury, and so we all commiserated with Matthew on Sunday with beer and camp chairs.
Finally, after a weekend of howling winds, Memorial Day started with absolutely perfect weather. Brian and Mike Vogt did a morning flyover of the Camp Dodge breakfast, which attracted thousands. What a wonderful event for the folks at Camp Dodge to put on. I've never had the privilege of serving in the military, but I'm incredibly grateful for those who have. After the flyover, I was there in the Tri-Champ (with Dan) to meet Brian midway to escort them back to the airport. Back at the hangar, we nourished ourselves with biscuits and gravy before heading back out for a couple more flights before the winds picked up again. And that wrapped up our holiday weekend. How was yours???
Today, Brian is working with the folks of DSM magazine to reenact the chase scene in North by Northwest. Can't wait to see how the photo/video shoot turns out!