|Looking from our back porch|
Our house is on a hill above a small private airport. We chose the house for its location just as we chose this community for its amenities, one of which is that airport.
Dozens of Planes
|Lanes of planes. All total: about 60.|
Everyone can stroll through the lanes of parked aircraft and ooh and ah to heart's content. You can look inside the cockpit and check out avionics. Most have upgraded to computer avionics, GPS, etc. No longer is the old IFR joke applicable.
IFR actually means Instrument Flight Rated, meaning you have the equipment to fly at night and land among other things. To novice pilots several years ago IFR jokingly meant "I follow roads" for those who had difficulty reading air maps. With GPS, navigation is easy.
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|Largest plane that flew in, a Cessna 8 seater|
Darling Hubby and I once owned and flew our own plane, a Piper Cherokee, 4 place--that's 4 seats to you non-flyers. Every year during fly-in, we talk about buying another plane. Or maybe buying an RV and building it ourselves. Home-builds, as they are called, are always labeled Experimental Aircraft, but there's nothing experimental about them. They all have to be approved by the FAA as airworthy.
|RV, a Home-build|
I guess it's a good thing we aren't millionaires because we'd probably spend more than is sensible on hot cars and airplanes. Hope you enjoyed the pictures.