Lee and Matt Seymour came to spend the day and part of the evening at IVSM, arriving home at sundown almost exactly. What a cluster they had at Harris Hill! But everyone there is having a lot of fun. The day was a bust in terms of soaring, but the stories that were told make for many of the ups and downs. Peter Smith is totally exhausted, and has been since before the meet, by all the organizing and the whole crew is tired but happy. Landing on the hill alone is enough of an experience, especially if its your first time. I remember my first landing in a citabria, it took three tries. John Murphy is building a Bergfalke so he took a ride, and a picnic at the end of the hot and humid day gave everyone a chance to relax and (except for us) have a drink with a buffet from the kitchens of big Flats and Elmira.
Did you know HHSC has 40 juniors? Half of them Im told join for the social scene! That's good for Jake and Alex and Isaiah! Ther work is cut out!
For thos of you who did not know, Neil Pfeiffer has finished restoring the crunched K2b that formerly belonged to Jim Short. It was crushed in a road accident by a traictor trailer truck that broadsided the machine while in its trailer at the SSA convention in Memphis (?) a few years ago. Its a K7 with a wood fuselage.
Leland Cowie has finished restoring a Baby Grunau in Lawrenceville, with much Wabash help at the facility there. These guys practically have a whole airport (and all its hangars) to themselves!
Go visit! Saturday Simine Short will give her talk about all the other inventors of flight besides teh Wrights. She has a passion for it!
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