C-185 at Fly-in

C-185 at Fly-in

C-185 at Fly-in  Fly-in/drive-in breakfast season arrives soon in the midwest.  Already, a few airports have offered a free breakfast for fly-in pilots.  Sometimes, it’s a great incentive for pilots with special airplanes like this Cessna C-185 on floats to drop by for breakfast.  Photogs must find airports that provide nice backgrounds for airplane images.  So, if your local airport has nice backgrounds, drop us a line on the contact form, particularly if your local airport is within 200 nautical miles from the Chicago area.

C-185; Let’s Go Flying

2/11/2014 Let's Go Flying

C-185; Let’s Go Flying  This Cessna 185  wears skis in the winter, floats in the summer, and tires in between.  I was lucky enough to take the controls for a bit while landing on a frozen lake.  You really notice the extra power, over the J-3 Cub or Super Cub, particularly on take-off.  I tried to do some air-to-air photography from the copilot’s seat.  It’s a great plane to use as a photo platform.  Next time, I’ll use the back seat and perhaps I’ll get better shots.  Live and learn.