08 June 2012

Flying Kentucky, June 7, 2012

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.

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We took off from KLOU Bowman Field in Louisville. "Clear"

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Our shadow

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Downtown Louisville

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Chasing a barge boat down the Ohio. I think it's getting away...

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The green hills of Kentucky

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This is the beginning of our approach into Dwayne's farm. Can you pick out the runway?

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Clearer now? This could be a bit of madness…

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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.


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Time to go.


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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.


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The sun was going down and the Luscombe doesn't have instrument lights, so it was time to head for home.

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Landing at KLOU. Great, fun day.

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