|Tail Logo from NC22207 photo by Doug Ratchford|
I had a real good time with some fine people last weekend. Terry and I finally met face to face, Doc and I had met before at a warbird event and there were a couple of more folks I'd crossed paths with at a fly-in last fall, so vintage av is still a small world. This is my first guest post on anyone's blog so thanks for the invitation to do so Terry and I hope y'all don't mind me rambling a bit.
My sum total Taylorcraft experience prior to this was seeing my father in law's and uncle's 1942 DC-65 fly around the patch once about fourteen years ago in Wisconsin.(7878Charlie is now in the Denver area) Other than the Piper connection, I was pretty clueless. After close to a decade in warbirds I've gotten more and more involved in the vintage club/type fly-ins and really like the experience. I'm not giving up my B-17 gig but I've really gotten to like the family atmosphere of club fly-ins. Being an avid photographer too, it's easier to get close ups of vintage GA aircraft than of a warbird several hundred yards away. Not to mention easier to catch a buddy ride.
Saturday I heard the comment that looking at a lineup of the same model, they all look alike at a glance but upon closer examination, there are boucoup differences. "Like they never built the same thing twice." Sounds like Wacos....hmm..
I was hoping to get some dawn pix Sat. since the a/c were facing east but it got pretty froggy early on. No problem-muted early light with everything all drippy makes good photo ops too.
Blue skies and tailwinds until the next event,
Doug "Ratch" Ratchford, Brenham, Tx.
member-Lone Star Flight Museum & National Waco Club