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Erick_Cantu
07-23-2004, 02:01 AM
It was one of those rare times when I feel like flying something without APUs or CFM56 engines, and this time it was a Piper Cub. I had been flying one of the default barnstorming flights, and later on that day I was taking shots of Frit's 767, which required me to find the nearest 767-capable airport.

So, this left me with a problem when I went back in the little Cub - where the hell is the barn? About my only help were a few visual cues including a small airport close to the place I wanted to be, so, without much ado, I went searching!

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/1.JPG

So here we are - all but lost I'd say!

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/2.JPG

On the plus side, the weather is very lovely today, making for some pleasant flying. :)

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/3.JPG

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/4.JPG

People often wonder why there isn't more ground detail, I find the detail on the ground to be fine. You can see signs, telephone poles, even airport signs on the roads!

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/5.JPG

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/6.JPG

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/7.JPG

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/8.JPG

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/9.JPG

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/10.JPG

What luck! There's the airport I was looking for!

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/11.JPG

And there's the barn - I think I'll land just in front of it.

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/13.JPG

Steady...

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/14.JPG

Touchdown! ;)

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/15.JPG

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/16.JPG

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/17.JPG

Turning around to begin our taxi in and about the barn...

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/18.JPG

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/19.JPG

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/20.JPG

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/21.JPG

Random artistic shot...

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/22.JPG

Another gratuitous artistic shot - I think the detail in the buildings and autogen is more than adequate! ;)

http://sgair.net/erick/SHOTS/VFR/23.JPG

Hm, I might like to try flying this beauty next...

[link:sgair.net|http://sgair.net/erick/SIGS/SIG_990.JPG]

HandiAir
07-23-2004, 02:50 AM
Sweet shots Erick. I used to have an r/c plane that looked just like that.

pilatus96
07-23-2004, 04:06 AM
Great shots Erick! Looks like a nice flight. Where is that barn? Only seen pics and I want to fly through it inverted really bad.:D

cook
07-23-2004, 04:09 AM
Beautiful shots: where is the barbecue?
Regards

Riccardo (APA864)

KylePrestwood
07-23-2004, 04:21 AM
Cool shots Erick! Nice to see you spring for a little bug-smasher after all the heavy-iron :D

Looks like a real pretty area to fly around too :-jumpy

Kyle

javelin
07-23-2004, 07:14 AM
Nize shots!
Where is the airport located?

Take care,

Cliff