Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Our Flat Stanley Project Day Two

Getting a Gasoline Level
7:30 A.M. Saturday, January 26th,time for Flat Stanley to be up and around to head out the door for the day...

Today was the day for a plane trip to the annual Greenfield Museum Chili Fly-in. The morning started off very cold, but it didn't dampen Hubby's intent to pilot a friend's Ercoupe to the event.

The airplane heater did a fantastic job to keep the cabin comfortable until the sun help warm the air.
                        Ercoupe Pre-Flight

Each flight event  leads to a checklist to make sure all systems are functioning before lift-off.

Flat Stanley was getting a one-on-one lesson in the  process.

If you would like to see what is involved in the list please click Ercoupe Pre-Flight above.

The Ercoupe pulled out of the hangar onto the tarmac getting headed towards the Runway.

Hey all!

We couldn't let this chance to have a group shot pass us by enroute. 

Pictured today- Pilot holding Flat Stanley is my Hubby and the Co-pilot is plane owner, Ed.

The air was smooth and visibility was clear for miles, just a great day to be flying!

Thank you Mr. Ralph for being a good sport. Flat Stanley will remember forever the opportunity to do  some hangar flying, the great company, conversation and chili...
 You can't go to a Fly-in without asking to sit a plane, or two.

Being of slight build Flat Stanley was granted the chance for some photo experiences.

This little yellow plane is a 1946 Piper J-3 Cub,a small, simple, light aircraft that was built between 1937 and 1947 by Piper Aircraft. With tandem seating, it was intended for flight training, but became one of the most popular and best-known light aircraft of all time. Flat Stanley was ready for a ride.

Another plane that drew his interest was this 
1968 Pitts Special S1S. This red and white beauty was built by an Experimental Aircraft Association group headquartered in Ankeny, IA and donated for display here at the Iowa Aviation Hall of Fame Museum.

These two planes are a small sample of what you will find when you are able to stop and visit.
Please click here to see the other planes of interest now on display.

The group's visit passed quickly,enjoyed by one and all. However,it was now time to board the Ercoupe and  trace the landscape in reverse back to homebase ending their phenomenal day...