As long as the airport's closed, we mope around looking to the sky... until Christian Ledet brought his totally pristine 1940ish military truck by for a visit. It's immaculate inside and out. Take a look!
We're officially grounded until the airport opens back up (the runways are being resurfaced). While Brian and I have been fidgety trying to figure out what we can do instead of fly, and it looks like Brian's brother, Jim, has been discovered some fun (and really big lobsters) is to be had diving off the coast of southern California. So what do you do when you can't fly?
So our weekend began on friday with Brian braving freezing temperatures to fly the 450 Stearman to Omaha for a promotional video shoot for Red Baron Pizza. Here's a picture of Brian (courtesy of Dan Sokolowski who helped out Brian for the day) in vintage gear. From there, we spent the following day with Dan and Diane in the hangar. We wrapped up the day with dinner courtesy of our friends Boomer and Kathy (Boomer is by the best chef I've ever come across in my life!). And the weekend wrapped up on Sunday with a visit from our brother-in-law Travis and his family. All said and done, it was a weekend full of great company, amazing food, and even a bit of progress working in the hangar!
Last night we scurried up to the hangar with hopes of having a National Guard Blackhawk (or two) stop in before their night maneuvers. Unfortunately, the call of duty came first, but at least we had a chance to watch them fly over the field (which was still cool). Maybe next time they'll get the chance to stop by...
With Fall definitely in the air, perfect flying days are becoming rare.
Brian and Rachel Aukes are aviation nuts based in Iowa. They love to fly, and when the weather keeps them on the ground, they love to talk about flying. When they aren't in the air, Brian keeps the airplanes running while Rachel cleans them and keeps this website running.