Saturday, September 21, 2013

Warbirds Over Paine Field - Warbird Video

I have posted a few photos and videos from Fight to Fly Photography but this compilation of Jason Fortenbacher's videos is one of his best.  There is great Warbird action that displays over Paine Field in Everett, Washington and Jason brings the action right to our screens.   Pull up a chair, sit back and go full screen on the video!  History flies in the skies over Everett!  When you are done watching this one be sure to watch his other fine works. 


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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Blakesburg 2013 - Antique Airplane Fly-In

This past weekend was the Antique Airplane Associations annual fly-in up in Blakesburg, Iowa.  Be sure to watch their web site (http://antiqueairfield.com/) for photos and the list of award winners.  This years featured aircraft was the Luscombe and it sounds like over 60 of the type were on the field over the weekend!  Walk along with Jim Savage on the two videos below for the "Friday night roll call" as Jim shows an overview of the wonderful variety that the fly-in attracts.



Sunday, September 01, 2013

Selling the Cessna 170 - New Season of Life


1956 Cessna 170B N3467D
Dan and Kevin shake on the sale
Every airplane has a story.  Famous owners, historic events, adventurous trips that make each airplane's story interesting.  Whats the saying?  If this airplane could talk… oh what stories it would tell!  I think back on the adventures I had in my Cessna 170B, N3467D and there are so many fun adventures!  Family rides, cross country trips, crazy crosswinds…  Now someone else will create new adventures in the 170.  This past June I sold the 170 to a fine gentleman who took it to it's home in Minnesota.

Ready for the trip North
Dan, Kevin and Mark
It was a sad day for my family to prepare the 170 to make the trip North.  Hints, tips and paperwork exchanged hands as I handed the keys to the new owner, Kevin.  Kevin and his pilot Mark packed the back seats as my dad and mom helped me clean out the hangar.  For the first time in 17 years I watched someone else fly the 170 fly over horizon.  Our seasons of life change and I know that this new season will be full of new adventures and memories.  Life without an airplane will be different but I look forward to planning what the next airplane will be in our future.
Mom and Dan flying home from Oshkosh
Dad, Mom and niece Peyton enjoying a local flight
Dan and Candice Linn
Dan and brother Jamie
Dan with brother Jamie and nieces and nephews

What will keep me busy?  Family time with my wife and new son, Brennen.  Researching aviation history to expand the details behind the Spartan, Ryan, Lockheed and Curtiss web pages over on our web site, Another Time.  Spending time with my son. Sorting photos for future photography books to add to my book offerings like my first, Aviation's Timeless Classics.  Visiting local aviation museums and events. Oh… and spending time with my son!  I am excited for the new adventures ahead.
Dan and Brennen