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We showed up, we flew, we crashed, we left. Any questions? Really, that’s kinda how it was.... Read More

LAFFS 2013 – Aero-tow glider launch, 8-3-2013

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What a day! Larry, Dan, and Clem showed up at Ski Lake for the big event—a LAFFS float fly. Since we all brought the same type airplane, Tidewater seaplanes, it was like an airshow. The lake had gained a lot of water from the recent rains, which moved the shoreline back about 20 feet on each side. This was a problem because there are now weeds standing in the water offshore. This would block our little foamie seaplanes’ access to open water. When the water was lower, you could walk down to the water’s edge anywhere on the ½ mile long lake. So we had to search for a place to launch. We found a place on one end near the boathouse and dock. The water at that end was a fairly small round part of the lake, but as we found out was plenty of room to take off as the Tidewater gets off the water in about 25 feet. The boathouse, offered shelter from the sun and had a nice big picnic table to set up on. But the boathouse was to haunt us later and end our fun.... Read More