We go "Old School" here at Jellystone Air Park. Airbus drivers; this is a sectional chart---printed on paper. The map only moves when the wind blows it out of your hand.
My navigation log: Rock Hill, South Carolina (KUZA) to Monroe, North Carolina (to avoid the Charlotte, NC Class Bravo airspace), to Stanly County (KVUJ) in Albemarle, North Carolina, to Person County (KTDF) in Roxboro.
FLYING THE PLAN
Flight time from Jellystone Air Park to Roxboro, North Carolina was exactly two hours. Brother Baker said it was a chilly ride in the Hatz.
|Father & Son|
Dad and I were very comfortable in 43 Bravo.
It really didn't look that cold. . .
SCENES FROM THE FLY-IN
|Bob Cottom, Sr. & Joe Baker|
My "Hi Honey, We made it safe and sound" text message photo.
Rock Hill to Roxboro is about as far as you can travel on one tank of fuel in the Hatz. The six knot tailwind helped tremendously. We split the return flight in half---stopping for fuel in Asheboro, North Carolina.
Steve Roth's 1935 Fairchild 22 is absolutely stunning!
Dad was four years old when NC14768 rolled out of the Fairchild hangar. Both look great!
I took a bunch of pictures. . .
This looks like so much fun!
So yeah, I'm jealous.
Someone said: "This can't be a vintage airplane, there's no oil dripping. . ."
Bob Coolbaugh's 1939 Taylorcraft BL is also stunning. This airplane was originally equipped with a single magneto 50 hp Lycoming engine. It now sports a Continental A65-8F. That change was a FAA paperwork nightmare---but well worth the piece of mind, I'm sure!
I agree with Brother Barbeau. "Orange and Green look good on a tube and fabric airplane!"
Classic lines. . .
Looks like the retention clip scrapes the lens cover. . . Or like Jellystone Air Park, Triple-Two Eleven lives in a 44 foot wide hangar that houses two airplanes, two camping trailers, and a storage loft full of "stuff" that sometimes gets in the way.
As you can tell, I like a nice Taylorcraft!
Dad soloed in a BC-12D.
You can't have a vintage fly-in without a PT-17. . .
. . . or a Cub
. . . or a WACO UPF-7.
This too, looks like fun!
FACES IN THE CROWD
|Pick Freeman & Joe Baker|
Jellystone Air Park neighbor, Pick Freeman, stopped by to chew the fat.
We had lunch with the Swift crowd.
Besides 43 Bravo, there were two other Luscombes in attendance. This 1947 8E. . .
. . . and Lucky Lusky.
Rick Clarke's 1945 8E.
Rick flew in from Maryland. There's a lot of stuff in there!
POWERED BY FRANKLIN
The Goodman's 1947 Stinson 108.
The Jellystoners were on the ground at Roxboro for just under five hours. Brief, I know---but we had a wonderful time! Good food; great company; and fantastic vintage airplanes. Best of all: Spending four hours and fifteen minuets flying with my father---my personal hero, and the reason I'm able to do what I do.