PA-25 Pawnee Crop Duster Yep, it’s that time of year again. Crop dusters are flying again. You can drive around northern and central Illinois almost any day of the week unless the weather is really bad and see crop dusters at work. This Piper PA-25 Pawnee is spraying chemical on a corn field. I’m positioned on a small hill just to the south of his flight path.
Where are the Floatplanes? Apparently, little girls and some big girls, like floatplanes too. Perhaps, we can find a few floatplanes, perhaps a few hundred, at OshKosh. Maybe, we can hitch a ride somewhere.
Floatplane Weekend 2013 It’s the weekend before Oshkosh and time for the annual floatplane weekend. Some of the finest pilots from around the country take leave from their heavy iron and gather together this weekend to fly floatplanes just for the fun of it. A Piper Pa-18 Super Cub on floats provides bush pilot fun and excellent training.
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Seagull Wading Today, the floatplanes and pilots have gone to OshKosh and other places around the country, after a nice weekend of flying. The beach seems a bit lonely with a lone Seagull left to fly over the lake. Still, OshKosh awaits!
Super Cub on Final Unfortunately, floatplane weekend must come to an end. Luckily, next week is Oshkosh. I’ll be posting more floatplane weekend images under a new Events category soon.
Alan / Super Cub: just had to return the favor! This handsome fellow who is getting his seaplane rating also happens to be my brother. He took my picture yesterday. Here he is water taxiing up to the dock in a Piper Super Cub. This weekend’s weather reminded me of southeast Alaska weather; low clouds, mist, rain; bush pilot weather.
Hank / Super Cub Yep! It’s my camera, but my brother actually captured the image. Seldom do I get in front of the lens. Floatplane weekend provides an opportunity for me to fly with and get instruction from some of the finest pilots on the planet. So, I just had to get into the cockpit and hand off the camera. Hopefully, tomorrow, the weather breaks a bit and we can capture some air to air images.
Super Cub on Floats It’s the weekend before OshKosh and time for the annual floatplane weekend. Some of the best pilots from around the country take leave from their heavy iron and gather together this weekend to fly floatplanes just for the fun of it. This Piper PA-18 Super Cub on floats provides bush pilot fun and excellent float plane training.