129 Photos - Mar 18, 2013
Photo: Mission is to document the EAA 1467 TTF meeting at Wexford Landing Airpark.  Morning chatter was about concern for gusting wind forecasted.Photo: Everybody had left the church by the take off at 12:35.Photo: Intellicast forecast winds most of the day at 13 mph.  Aiken AWOS at take off said 250 @ 13.Photo: Sandy & Giddy watched me leave.Photo: Sand pit on Hwy 178 and Roy Frick's home & chicken housesPhoto: Don B replied on 122.9 as did James V in the Mooney 33 Victor landing at Gilbert.Photo: Entering upwind for Wexford 22Photo: On the old 84 Charlie GPS it is where the South Edisto meets Hwy 4.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Raising the wing usually gets rid of the "D" window reflectionPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: I met Dave at Aiken while taking flight lessons.  He invited me to Wexford and by the time I made the first visit by air the house was complete.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: This is my 10th landing @ Wexford Landing Airpark.Photo: Photo: Landing was one of those where I thought I nailed it but then was inches off the ground, and then bounced another time before calling it a landing.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The China BikePhoto: Photo: I followed Tony's lead.Photo: I always hate when I fail to get somebody's picture.  Double bad when it happens to be the hostess.  To try to make ammends this was Kathy on my first stop at Wexford.

The neighbors came to investigate. Bob Bennett lives in the house with the big red hangar, his brother in law Bob is here on a visit, & Lee Smith on the right lives in the tan hangar in an apartment.Photo: On my second visit we had coffee and cupcakes.

Kathy & Leonard are very interesting and hospitable. Leonard is retired military and they are planning a trip soon to Spain aboard a C-17.  Their son Dave is working for Gulfstream.Photo: We didn't see Carrie at the meeting but here she is with Kathy.Photo: This picture was during a short visit 16 months ago.Photo: So after adding those I see she did barely make it in this picture.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Replacing 38 horsepower with 175.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: I had the camera off trying to take a vid of their take off.  Somebody send me a picture to add here.Photo: Randy's picture of Joe's take off.Photo: Randy's picture... Don asking Joe... When you going to pull up?Photo: 84 Charlie's turn to check out the wind.Photo: Randy's picture of 84 Charlie's taxi out.Photo: The 90 horses were screaming out 100 mph before we pulled up.Photo: Photo: Randy's picture of the 84 Charlie ground effect take off.Photo: Oh yeah!   Thanks Randy for the photo.Photo: Photo: Photo: We did a 180 and came back down R/W 4 at 100 mph.Photo: Great visit!Photo: Randy's picture of 84 Charlie not so low pass on R/W 4Photo: Aiken reporting 240 @ 10.Photo: Static line was broken.  Jim said go for it!  He came over to watch to see if we blew up while getting 13.5 gallons.  I here first noticed the plexi behind the wingtip light is broken.  Oh well... 63 years old in June, they don't stay looking new forever.Photo: Aiken AWOS saying wind was 220 @ 10 gusting to 17 with density altitude 1500'Photo: Photo: Don't know why there is even any point to look at the windsockPhoto: Photo: Looks like it is limp below the tree line.Photo: Photo: That looks like a gust right down 29.Photo: One wheel bounce in a tad left of the center line.Photo: Let it roll all the way out to the end for the back taxi.Photo: Finishing the landscaping here 300 feet down the hill.  250 feet more down past the tree line is the beaver pond at 415' MSLPhoto: Favoring R/W 11Photo: On the wash rack while the oil drips.  Mission complete home at 4:55.  20+ minutes to Wexford, 20+ minutes to Pelion and 20 minutes home.  Logging 1.1 hours tailwheel time.Photo: I told Larry maybe living at the Center of the Universe causes the wind to swirl all which ways.  The End.