Cold Windy Flying



     Ed Paasch & Fred Tuckerman with Fred's Corsair.      Fred, Nathan King & Ed Paasch      Fred's Happy!      Nathan's Hangar 9 Sundowner 50 ARF.


     Some of the best flying days are when the weather is marginal and the only folks who show up at the field are the buddies dumb enough to let you talk them into coming out when it's 40 degrees and winds are 15 to 20 mph out of the north.

     The sun was shining, however, and it was a great afternoon for flying.  It was also a great afternoon for watching my wife trying to stave off frostbite in between photo opportunities.

     Mike Wheeler came out and managed to get a flight in on the buddy box with my Solo Star trainer before getting called away.  Fred Tuckerman maidened his Great Planes .25 size Combat Corsair.  With no landing gear on it, we had to hand-launch the Corsair.  I hadn't hand-launched a glow plane before, but the video link below will show it turned out OK.  Nathan King also maidened his new Hangar 9 Sundowner 50 ARF.

     We had a good deal of fun, drank hot chocolate, and everybody went home with exactly the same number of planes that they brought.  All of that added up to a really good day of flying.

Ed Paasch



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