Friday, January 25, 2013
Our tent and display area at the show.
Kathy talks with interested pilots. The step stools were there to keep people from standing on the wheel pants and breaking them which worked great. Kathy was a great help at the show, thanks honey!
Jan Friedrich of the Czech LAA takes his first flight in the Phoenix. He put together a neat slideshow of his flight which you can view at http://www.laacr.cz/pictures/Sebring2013/Phoenix.pdf
L-R: Josef Straka, owner of Stratos 07, which makes the Phoenix parachute system, Jan Friedrich, and Martin Stepanek, head of Phoenix Air s.r.o.
Just before departing the show, heading home on the short flight to Melbourne. I loitered over the airport for a little while, waiting for the Mustang to launch so that I could jump him from out of the sun and show him some Phoenix stuff, but he saw me and waited for me to leave before he took off.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Howdy sports fans. Please pardon the long delay in our reports here. Blogger is updating their website and adding new cool things to help us posters (posers?). Don't you just love it? What happens is that the site gets screwed up and no one can post photos. And without photos, what would this particular blog be? Booooring! I mean to say that the visual beauty of the Phoenix, and the sights that this wonderful machine allows us to experience is the main reason for these posts. Anyway, I have finally discovered a work around to get the job done until the folks get it together again. So we hope you enjoy these photos of Kris and his new Phoenix, and our great trip to his airpark home in Topeka the second week of November.
We had some nice conditions for training in Melbourne, including this great sunset flight.
This is what the panel looks like when Sebastian Communications begins their work.
And this is the finished product. Pretty nice, eh?
Crossing the Mississippi.
Preflight on the second short day into Topeka.