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Flying at Elkins Field today – 26-June-2017

We had a nice turn-out today, including Leonard Baker from Elgin who has joined our merry band. Welcome, Leonard! Corky, Mike, Dan, Bob, Sean, Steve, Tom and Tony (Who am I leaving out?) all had good flights, although the cloud cover only broke partially and momentarily from time to time, making keeping orientation difficult.

Safety Officer Paul came to make sure we were all doing as we should be doing and to pick up an engine from Bob. Sean had a cross-field chase with his drone, but managed to locate it beyond the first line of trees.

I chose today to maiden my new silver/gray tri-motor VQ Junkers Ju-52, and BoB was kind enough to lend his piloting skills to the enterprise. Its unique profile and three motors over Elkins field were unusual to say the least. It flew well in Bob’s hands, looking like it was on its way back to Berlin. Silver/gray planes, however, do not lend themselves well to gray skies as the attached photos show.

Tomorrow looks like a lot more sun and a lot better visibility. We hope to see an equally good number of flyers then!

— Larry