2008 - In Piper Warrior II N709DF
Sampson and Pat Bratton's Great Adventure!
|Jay Sampson, Calling home to
declare our arrival at Oskosh
|N709DF parked North of Runway
9-27 at Oshkosh
|I guess that we have officially
|Jay paid our entrance dues and I
got us the EAA discount.
|Jay found the food!. The Reuben
|WACO in bright Yellow.
|Now we have an Airforce. The
South shall rise again.
|Breakfast at Fondulac. Shrieners
Restruant. Everyone from the east coast would show up
before it was time to open.
|Jay and Pat Bratton in front of
a real live P-38. "There I was, on my back at 10,000 feet with two
zeros on my tail!"
|"I do not trust my luck to be
picked up by a Duck, After I've crashed into the sea! That is a line
from a WWII song called," I wanted wings until I got the G*d damn
|Big, Green, Flying Machine.
|An example of a classic tail.
The B17 had all flight surfaces controlled by cables and bell cranks,
just like a Piper Warrior.
|Pat Bratton trying to figure out
if he can fit in a Liberty XL2. "If I built the Europa, I could make it
a little wider and it would be aerobatic."
|Those boys can fly!
|Last one home buys the beer!
|"Up in the sky, a man and his
|I found the dust off ship. Where
is the crew.
|This one's for sale. Let's see
$259,000 divided by six people, and another six to pay for the fuel,
Time to fly back to Lawrenceville, Georgia and form a new LLC to buy this thing!
|I think that 720 cubic
inches is reasonable for a Piper. I may have one put in my Warrior if I
don't stop eating pizza.
|We say goodbye to the gentle
souls of the North country as we wing our way back to Atlanta with
memories of airplanes and great food.