It was a great weather day in Kentucky so we got the Luscombe L8E out of the hangar and took to the skies. Flying a small plane like this “low and slow” is a completely different experience than riding in a jet airliner. You feel every little gust of air and the whole sky is just right there at your fingertips.
We took off from KLOU Bowman Field in Louisville. "Clear"
Chasing a barge boat down the Ohio. I think it's getting away...
The green hills of Kentucky
This is the beginning of our approach into Dwayne's farm. Can you pick out the runway?
Clearer now? This could be a bit of madness…
Dwayne restores airplanes. Behind this Cessna 175 are two Aeronica Champs and the carcass of a Cessna 120. Dwayne is a UPS aircraft mechanic and it took him three years to get the Cessna 175 from a bare metal bucket of bolts to the beauty you see now.
Time to go.
We decided to try to find Taylorsville Lake just by dead reckoning. Although we had a Garmin, we thought it would be more fun to hunt for it. We found it and went in low just to bug the fishermen.
The sun was going down and the Luscombe doesn't have instrument lights, so it was time to head for home.
Landing at KLOU. Great, fun day.