Monday, October 5, 2009

Wings of Freedom Airshow September 26-27

We attended the local airshow in Sidney, Mt. the last weekend of September. We really had a good time visiting with pilots, making new friends and of course looking at airplanes.

We were asked if we would bring the Bearhawk in and put on static display which we gladly did.

We sat a lot of kids in the airplane and visited with a lot of people about it. I think Bobbie really enjoyed herself.

I know Danny and DJ did. Danny found a guy from Bozeman that is going to be a glider instructor that offered Danny a ride in a glider if we make it up to Bozeman. Danny also really enjoyed the airshow.

DJ pouted all day about having to look at dumb airplanes. Just kidding. I would say DJ enjoyed the two days more than any of us. He got to meet a guy that has an RV9 that is only about 150 miles away. The Rv9 is what DJ is building.

Bobbie and I went in for the meet the pilots supper Saturday night. We met Jim and Cathy Pietz along with several Snowbird pilots. Really nice people. Afterward we followed a bunch of the pilots to another hanger and sat in on their informal jam session. They had guitars, fiddles, and harmonicas. That was really fun to listen to.

Sunday was very windy and chilly so just Bobbie, DJ, and I flew into the airshow. We introduced DJ to Jim Pietz and then they both promptly disappeared. We saw them back in between the airshow planes looking at Jim's Extra 300. Then Jim took DJ and introduced him to the airshow pilots. I thought maybe he was going to run off with them.

Tim Lynn's restored 1952 Cessna 195, really beautiful.

Spectators looking our Bearhawk over.

Ken Flikkema's Harmon Rocket. (Notice the graphics)

The Canadian Snowbirds.

Warren Pietsch flying his Clipped Wing Taylorcraft.

DJ visiting with Jim Peitz, Warren Pietsch(behind Jim) and Gene Soucy.

DJ checking out the Canadian Forces F-18

1 comment:

  1. I had a great time meeting you all in Sidney. You have a wonderful family. Good luck with the RV9 and please look me up if you get to Moose Jaw in the future!!

    Brett Glaeser
    Snowbird 7