Sunday, July 6, 2014

Twisp Fly-in - Family Style

My sister, Karen, sent me a message last night. "Whatcha doing tomorrow?", she asked. I replied that we were playing golf in the morning and then hanging out around the house in the afternoon. "Why?", I asked back.

While George and I were out on the golf course this morning, plans were firmed up with Jim, my brother-in-law, this morning for them to fly over for a short visit. Cool! My sis and BIL live southwest of Seattle and we are on the eastern slopes of the North Cascade mountains - a five hour car ride away but only a 45 minute flight.

Here they come!

Doing the Fly-By First

Aligned with the Runway

A safe and smooth landing behind them, time to taxi to the parking area.

We're over here!

One of my sister's friends, Becky, also came along for the flight. George and I took them into town and we had a late afternoon lunch at the Twisp River Pub. Luckily for them, they didn't have to ride into town in this "classic" courtesy car provided by the airport.

Ain't she a beauty? But a ride in this is better than no ride at all!

It was fun to visit for an hour or so before it was time to take them back to the airport. No TSA hassles, no parking fees, just a little old country airport.

George helped Jim push the airplane out onto the taxiway and then Jim started his pre-flight checklist. I have flown with Jim before and he is a very competent pilot. I am not afraid to fly with him at all!

Push, George, Push!

Checking for water in the fuel
We said our good-byes and the trio took off.

They're up!


And away!

Until next time!


  1. that makes for an awesome visit! brought back some good memories of flying in some little cessnas many years ago. :)

  2. Gosh. How cool is that! I've always wanted a magic carpet ... this would be the next best thing.

  3. i love the last shot - that blue sky. ( :

    my mom has relatives that have their own pilot license & will fly down to see the fam all the time. so works well as long as the weather is good.


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