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Hello all, I've been on the road all week, and while a bit tardy I thought
that you would enjoy a few photos and words from the Camden VAA 3 fly in.
Ilse and I left early on Friday and enjoyed a glorious sunrise framed between
the wings of the Gipsy Moth. As we followed the Catawba River basin I did have concerns of some spotty ground fog, but with some judicious vectoring we
maintained ground contact, and were rewarded when approaching Camden to find that the field was clearing as the rising sun did it's job.
After setting up our camp and meeting old and new friends, it was time to fly
out to a well attended lunch at a supremely smooth grass airdrome at
A sumptuous lunch was arranged and after the pilots and guests enjoyed
perusing the many and varied aeroplanes present, we ended up watching the
numerous departures from under the wing of the Moth with the ever delightful
Harry Ballance and his lovely wife Carol. The shade of the Gipsy Moth was most welcomed in the 90 degree heat.
After chasing the Ballance Family in their Stearman, Ilse and I enjoyed the
flat lands of that portion of the Carolinas from a suitable vantage point, as we
leisurely made our way back to Camden to be greeted by Jim Wilson and crew. Our Moth was tied down next to the Ballance Stearman, Ship 14, and was happily ensconced for the night.
A wonderful trip home late the next morning to fly at work that night, and we
made a tour of the scenic Catawba River as it lead us home.
The Magnificent Moth has a starring role in this feature presentation, while
the next email will show all the other ships that Camden had to offer.
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The Magnificent Moth - Part II !
The local private grass strip Bradford had a low key fly in, so here you go from the previous Saturday. Danny showed up with his lovely Chipmunk and queried our early departure....well, I had to work! He thought I was absolutely daft for going to a show and risking not making work! Oh well! (I actually checked in 20 min early) For the record, we were the first arrival. And I meant THE FIRST!
Not a soul was on the airfield when we arrived! As you can clearly observe, Yellow Cubs outnumbered Yellow Moths......
Until next time!
Cheers for now,
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