For now, this is just a picture page from flying July 3 to July 8 in my dad's Great Lakes Trainer biplane.
|The plane in the hanger and getting fueled|
|Large image||A few shots of me in and on the plane on the ground.
I actually sat in the front cockpit while we were in the air.
|Large image||A self-shot in the air|
|Large image||And two of my dad, one with no hands|
|Large image||The grandparent's house from the air|
|A couple of shots of my grandparent's old house. You can't really see the house itself behind the trees.|
|Large image||A picture of the family business. I think it's the building to the right of the one with yellow walls.|
|Large image||My dad's neighborhood from a distance. This area is in controlled airspace fairly close to the airport, so I only got a couple of tries. It turns out I missed his house.|
|A decent shot of the capitol building. It was kind of hazy that day.|
|Large image||Nebraska has a bunch of teeny lakes, used to store water for irrigation. These lakes are just big enough for boating. Here are a couple of shots of one of them.|
|Large image Large image||Here are a couple of shots of the front cockpit, where I sat while we were
When the plane is being flown solo, there's a cover that gets zipped into place. Unfortunately, the fringe that it gets zipped to hangs down in front of a couple of the instruments. It's pretty hard to read the altimeter and the engine info, even when craning your neck around.
The color is a bit off, because I set the camera to overexpose a little so that the instruments would show up in shadow.
The last one is the floor of the cockpit. The two little pedals are heal brakes, and the rudder pedals are in front. The heal brakes are incredibly awkward to use.
|Large image||And here's the rear cockpit|
|Large image||And of course the best part was flying in formation with an F-18 for a 4th of July show. (No, it's not real.)|
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