Monday, April 14, 2008

Up Up and AWAY!!!!!!

Pedal Faster...PEDAL FASTER!!! The weather has brought out the birds of all kinds. Those that come by it naturally, and one that has decided to defy gravity with an engine, flaps, and rudder. This is the second flight of the year - originating from our home grass strip. The plane is my Hubby's concept creation taken from an actual WWI French Voisin Bomber.
UP UP and AWAY!!!!

The goal is for Hubby to finish flying off the required 40 hours within a 25 mile radius of the home base since he received his inspection by an agent of the FAA. He has 8 hours to go. There are some extended trips in the works after he proves the plane airworthy. Three destinations in fact. He would like to head to Columbia,MO. to an event called "Salute to Veterans 2008", in a little over a month from now, Memorial Day weekend. A friend from the"Kansas City Dawn Patrol" has submitted Hubby's plane for presentation, so of course he wants to be able to follow through. Then a trip to Gardener,KS. over the Father's Day weekend to the home base of "The Kansas City Dawn Patrol", and the last seriously considered , most important flight, off to the Experimental Aircraft Air Adventure 2008. If things work out for him he will point the plane in the direction of OshKosh, WI. the last week of July into August. Ah...Land ;) All of his future plans depend on weather conditions, because he doesn't ever plan on taking the plane apart again to trailer it from place to place. For now he is watching the weather, and wind, trying to get in every minute he can to get those 8 hours put into the past...

11 comments:

Kristine said...

Wow, that's a pretty cool plane. I'm not sure I'd fly in it, but then I don't like flying in the bigger planes much either.

CDGardens said...

kristine - Thanks! Yes, it is a pretty neat plane. Hubby likes to fly it and as time goes on is finding his acceptable limits - where the plane/pilot perform the best.

I don't mind flying the big planes. There are some bigger open cockpit bi-planes I think I would like to take a spin in someday. ;)

SimplyOutdoors said...

That thing is very cool. I love flying and that looks like it would be a blast.

I'm so jealous.

The Hunter's Wife said...

Hope all goes well with his last 8 hours. Very impressive.

CDGardens said...

Simplyoutdoors - So, when do you plan to get your Pilot's license ? After you get all the hunting equipment on your list. ;)

the hunter's wife - Thank you for your well wishes. It all helps when you are in the trial and error period. Making sure your ideas actually work.

Windyridge said...

Wow very impressive. Good luck to your hubby!

CDGardens said...

windyridge-Thanks!

Marian Love Phillips said...

That's impressive what your hubby is doing. I don't know if I could do it or not. I like to fly but not in an open plane like that. I guess you can see a lot more. I do wish him good luck in getting his 8 hrs. in. :)

CDGardens said...

Marian - Hubby likes his plane because it is open, but you should see all the layers of clothes he puts on when it is cold outside, but still flight weather.

Blessed said...

that is really neat! I don't know about flying in it myself but I might could be talked into it! My husband would think it was great!

CDGardens said...

Blessed - I'm with you. There are some bi-planes I would feel more secure in bumping http://www.warbirdalley.com/pt17.htm across the sky in.

Most guys have some dare-devil desires...This is the closest Hubby can get to flying,defying gravity, without being a bird. ;)