So excited to have my tickets for the Oshkosh Air show, it has been about 8 or 9 years since I have been able to attend. Cant go for the whole time but we will be there for the last weekend of the show.
One of the things that I am looking forward to is going through the 787 dreamliner on Friday, I will try and take pictures to blog about it later.
I did find the air show website very cumbersome to use, especially for buying the camping tickets it would be nice if they just charge you for the days you select rather then refunding you later. still not sure if i got the right thing and they have no contact info if you have a question on anything.
See you at the air show.
My instructor is looking to sell this beautiful airplane
1964 CESSNA 172F SKYHAWK • $30,000 • PRICED TO SELL • TT3372 ~ TSMOH 1943 Features include a Bendix/King KMA 20 TSO audio controller, KX 155 TSO Flipflop NAV/COM, Apollo SL 40 COM, IFR equipped. this airplane has a fresh annual with all cylinders in the 70s. interior is a 9, exterior a 7. must see. flown regularly so times will change.
Here are some pictures
This was a first for me and i have to admit i was a little nervous on my first approach to blueberry lake.
When i say “Blueberry Lake” i am talking about an actual lake, a frozen lake with plowed runways. Up here in Wisconsin we get about 3 feet of ice on the lakes during a normal winter. ice fishermen drive their trucks on the ice and set up small towns of ice fishing shacks. Still it felt a little strange the first time i set the plane down on the ice runway.
I gave four people rides and got my special fly-in cap. there was food and ice fishing and a fire to warm up by. Just a very fun time, I will defiantly go next year again. Here are just a few pictures from the day. It was on Saturday February 19
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It was the first nice day we had in a long time. It would have been a shame not to take advantage of it.
Normally winter brings with it some good flying weather, but this winter we have had 2 months of nothing but snow and cloudy sky’s. So for those of us who do not fly in bad weather, the winter is to long
On a sunday afternoon with nothing better to do, some friends and I, got into the magic carpet, (Cessna 172) and headed for the beautiful harbor of Duluth.
Located 48 nm north-west of Hayward Wi, Duluth Sky Harbor airport (KDYT) is situated on the narrow strip of land that separates the Superior harbor from lake superior. Because of its location it is also a seaplane base with two water runways and one asphalt paved runway designated 14/32 which measures 3,050 by 75 feet.
No matter which runway you select, you are over water as you fly the pattern and make your approach. The views of the city, the lake, and the harbor are beautiful. Most times there are ships anchored in the bay waiting to enter the port through the Duluth canal andlift bridge. Given its location right on the lake there are sometimes strong cross winds to deal with, but on this day it was mostly calm. As we made our approach to runway 14, a floatplane touched down and made its way over to the ramp. after parking the plane we walked over to the beach that is adjacent to the airfield, it was a little cold on that day so we didn’t stay long. There is also a park near by that has a play area for children as well as grills for those wanting to have a cook out.
Near by attractions are the water front and Canal Park and Museum
Something unbelievable happened while we were walking on the ramp back to our plane. We watched as a Cessna 180 made his final approach to runway 14, he came in a little hard and bounced up about 3 feet, when he touched down again it was only on his right gear and a little unstable causing the plane to ground loop. His right-wing hit the runway and then the airplane came to a stop beside the runway on its nose. The pilot was unhurt and we helped him get his plane back on its wheels and to the tie down area. After watching that happen, I was glad i wasn’t flying a tail wheel airplane or I may have been scared to takeoff.
The flight home was beautiful and uneventful, over all it was a very enjoyable trip and one that I would love to take again.
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