Category Archive: Events

Fly-in's, airshows, breakfast, and more.

Sep 01 2012

4th Annual Assembly of Aeroncas and Other Flying Machines

I recently received the following message from Jerry Rosie about a grassroots fly-in coming up this month.  If you’re available September 14-16, consider flying in to this event.  After Triple Tree, my schedule is pretty well booked up with house work for the rest of the fly-in season, with the possible exception of local events.  If you go, please send me a link to your pics to share!

“The 4th Annual Assembly of Aeroncas and Other Flying Machines will be held at Shreveport North (62PA) Wellsville, PA on 14-16September 2012.  Shreveport North is a lighted 70×2600 foot well maintained grass strip in rural south central Pennsylvania.  Food, this year, will feature all you can eat Hobo Stew on Friday night.  The food on Saturday will be provided by the Dillsburg American Legion consisting of the traditional hot dogs, burgers and chili for lunch and a secret (to be disclosed later) meal for dinner. Highlighting this year’s event will be a Saturday group fly out to Grimes Airfield and Golden Age Museum, about a 35 minute trip by Aeronca.  The folks at Grimes promise to fly some of their Classic Aircraft for us, and an Aviation Flea Market will be in progress for those of you with some extra change in your pockets. As usual, under the wing camping at Shreveport North is encourage($15 per night) or, for those desriring a bit more comfort, the bunkhouse will be available at $25 per night (bring your own towels).

Contact Jerry Rosie 717-243-7923 for more info.”

Aug 18 2012

We’re Going to Triple Tree

20120818-080748.jpgMy wife and I discussed it, and have agreed to make our first-ever trip to the Triple Tree Fly-In. We will be arriving by car with the kids in tow on Friday evening, September 7th, and taking in all this 440-acre site has to offer.

This will be our first camping trip together, and first for both of the kids. We’re in acquisition mode, stockpiling all the camping essentials: tent, sleeping bags, lanterns, camp stove, etc.

If anyone has been to Triple Tree and can offer any tips, I’m all ears. We have no idea what to expect.

The Triple Tree website is www.tripletreeaerodrome.com

The event, now in it’s sixth year, runs September 5-9. From the website,

“Triple Tree is commonly referred to as “The Augusta National of Aviation”. This is because from the beginning of its creation over 11 years ago, Triple Tree was built to pay particular attention to even the smallest detail. From the golf course like grass to the granite equipped bathhouses, there’s been nothing left to chance to ensure that both pilots AND their passengers are comfortable and experience an outdoor aviation venue like no other in the world.”

See you there!

Aug 07 2012

Brodhead 2011 :: 36th Annual Pietenpol and Hatz Fly-In July 22-24, 2011

Brodhead 2011 :: 36th annual Pietenpol and Hatz Fly-In

The Brodhead Pietenpol Association and EAA Chapter 431 put together the 36th annual Pietenpol and Hatz Fly-In July 22-24, 2011. I was able to stop in for about two hours on my way up to Appleton for the Oshkosh Fly-In. I wasn’t able to stay long, but I did take a few pictures while I was there. I wish I had been able to meet some of the people, but I had to get back on the road. I left Front Royal, VA at 4am Saturday morning and drove 14 1/2 hours to get to Brodhead. Next time I’ll be sure to stick around longer.

Please click below to see the photographs.

Brodhead 2011

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