Sunday, June 30, 2019

First Airplane Ride

1947 Taylorcraft

My very first airplane ride at 5 years old was in a 1947 Taylorcraft which belonged to my Grampa Freiman.  We were at a family reuinon at his sons farm (my uncle Tom) in Jordan, MN.  There was no flat grass runway or straight enough road to take off and land.  The farm was hilly with bolders.  What did I know?  I was five.  We started to take off up a hill then down a hill.  Landing was on the side of the up and down hills because some grazing cows moved to the take offf area.  I have never had a problem finding a landing area when the instructor pulls power and says "Where you going to land?"
My Dad re-painted Taylorcraft green at Lake Elmo 21D airport

  Tylorcraft on skis