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Palatka Airport, Kay Larkin Field-Revisited


Two years ago we flew up to Palatka, FL (28J) for an open house and fly in. You can read the original post at 2011 Palatka Florida Fly-in. Palatka is a small town near the NE coast of Florida, not … Continue reading

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Jekyll Island Shrimp and Grits Festival – Airport Closed!


After a hectic week, we had planned to fly to Jekyll Island (09J) this weekend and hang out at the Shrimp and Grits Festival. http://www.shrimpandgritsfestival.com/ Jekyll Island is a small island off the southeast coast of Georgia, and is just … Continue reading

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Winter Haven, FL Fly-in Lunch


About 500 people showed up in various methods of transportation today at the Fall lunch fly-in. There were about 75 aircraft, mostly of the vintage variety. There were lots of RVs, Citrabrias, Aeronicas and Pipers. The weather was awesome, with … Continue reading

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A Short Hop to Winter Haven


After hearing the sad news about the P-51 crash at Reno last night, it was time to go flying today. There was an impromptu fly-in of Beechcraft Bonanzas to the Winter Haven Airport (KGIF), 47 nm to the south of … Continue reading

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Air Orlando Fly-in at KORL


In an optimistic sign that shows budding confidence that the economy and General Aviation is recovering, a grand-reopening of Air Orlando was held last weekend at Orlando Executive Airport. A friend and I flew down from Leesburg in my plane, and … Continue reading

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A Sun n Fun Disaster!


We just got back from Sun n Fun 2011 in Lakeland, Florida.  It was quite a day. The forecast was to be a 20% chance of showers, but as usual, the weather man guessed poorly. You have probably heard by … Continue reading

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Panel Evolution of the Beechcraft Bonanza


  The basic BE33-35 Bonanza has not changed much since its invention, in the sense that the aircraft was completely redesigned. It has the same NACA 2300 series wing airfoils that came off the assembly line in 1947. Yes, there … Continue reading

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Warbirds at KLEE


The B-24, B-17 and P-51 from The Collings Foundation are in Leesburg, Florida (KLEE) this weekend, 2/25-2/27. If you get a chance, check them out.

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Warbird Gathering at Punta Gorda, KPGD


In late January, a small cadre of general aviation pilots departed from Leesburg and Eustis, flying south to Charlotte County Airport, KPGD. Our plan was to see some vintage WWII aircraft on display at Warbirds Weekend. In our group there were 3 … Continue reading

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Fly-in at 28J, Kay Larkin Airport, Palatka, FL


General Aviation is alive and well, at least if you go by the number of people and planes at today’s fly-in at Lt. Kay Larkin Airport, Palatka, Florida. This airport is not far from Jacksonville and the St. Johns River. … Continue reading

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