WHAT A GREAT FLY-IN!
The third time was the charm for the right-coasters - Larry Nilsen’s magic at work. When Jeff and I were in charge of the weather (first 2 ECCFIs), we failed miserably. Larry showed us all how it should be done. Temps in the low-to-high mids, humidity absent, light breezes, only a few fluffy & friendly cumulus clouds.
Nantucket airport was busy! At times, it was tough to get a word in edgewise on Ground or Tower freq’s; there were as many bizjets and as much expensive aviation metal on the ramp as I’ve ever seen at any airport outside of an airshow. Thanks to the lady in the tower who found a way to fit Jeff’s Tobago into the pattern TWICE for low passes over the runway so that I could take aerial pics of the Cirri parked on the grass.
THE TURNOUT WAS GREAT - 8 Cirri (5 -20s and 3 -22s) and at least 24 people. Great lunch at A.K. Diamonds. Ice cream in downtown Nantucket. Good company all 'round.
This fly-in will be a tough act to follow, but it will be fun trying! ECCFI 4 will be held on Saturday, September 1 at Elmira, NY (ELM); rain date Sunday 2nd. Jeff has lined up a bunch of fun activities - this will be a real family day. Watch the Forum for more info.
Will try to publish more pics, maybe even submit one or two to Clyde for inclusion in the PIX for this site; meanwhile, here’s a taste.
!(http://n84mr.homeip.net:84/n84mr/pictures/References/s cirrus lineup 1.jpg)