• BEECHDAY over - Initial Report

    Hi all! Very successful BEECHDAY - By my count - <br />
    <br />
    Musketeers - 3 (5 crew)<br />
    Sports - 3 (5 crew)<br />
    Sundowners, Sierras, Skippers, Dutchesses - 0States represented - 2 - Washington - 4 Oregon - 2<br />
    Foreign Countries (like, for instance, Canada) - 0<br />
    Walk-on Musketeer owners - 2 Including one brand new pilot THAT DAY!<br />
    Members of BAC - 3 - all Founding members<br />
    A/C unknown to me before arrival - 2<br />
    Planes of folks I had actual contact before - 3<br />
    <br />
    Other Fly-in planes (since this was actually sponsored by Bonanza Society - had to let them land...)<br />
    V-tail Bonanzas - 7<br />
    Barron - 1<br />
    Cherokee 140 - 1<br />
    Lancair IVP - 1<br />
    <br />
    Display A/C<br />
    Pretty Green/Yellow V-Tail (Drex's) (model for T-Shirts) - 1<br />
    Other V-tail - 2<br />
    Straight Tail - 2<br />
    Straight Tail w/ 500HP turboprop - 1<br />
    BRAND NEW Barron - 1<br />
    Beech 18 twin w/ Cool - Navy warbird paint - 1<br />
    Staggerwing BRIGHT red - very cool - 1<br />
    Lancair IV-P - 1<br />
    <br />
    Other arrivals - <br />
    C-172 w/ Turboprop Bonanza crew - 1<br />
    Cherokee 6 who thought we were in his way and blasted me with dirt - 1<br />
    Rockwell 114 - going shopping @ mall - 1<br />
    <br />
    Staff (hundreds, at least!) all in cool V-tail shirts w/ Yellow/green emblems & new Beechcraft hats<br />
    Lunch - Great Burgers & dogs!<br />
    Temp - cooler, then HOT!<br />
    Commercial Displays - 4? <br />
    Angel Flight, some equipment folks, Bogert Aviation (Richard and Cathy and their dad!)<br />
    The new BARRON (Anybody loan me a cool $million?)<br />
    <br />
    Flybys - 4-5<br />
    Lancair IV-P said he was doing 245KTS (ROWWEWW)<br />
    Beech-18 FULL TILT big bore radials!<br />
    Barron - maybe 200KTS BUT LOUD!<br />
    Stagger wing - I GOTTA get one of them, someday when I grow up!<br />
    <br />
    Thanks to: Chep and Kay Gauntt, their son Drex & daughter-in-law, Brother Dr. Kim from Sportsman Field - Newburg, all the sponsors, cooks, cleaners, and especially Ben Tuttle & wife Angela for loaning their FBO and all their work to put this on! Included staff and cart drivers: Morgan Gauntt, Dennis Nichols, Bruce Marboe, David Wyatt, Ken Soares, Gene Glatt and MANY others!<br />
    <br />
    Bill Scott took beautiful pix of each plane touching down (except I came in too early durn it!) and printed out 8x10s for each arrival - watch this site for links to his pix.<br />
    <br />
    Also, special thanks to John Cantwell (deceased) for passing on several bottles of Bravura Del Sol after sun rub to his daughter Ann (Howard) used to put out a MAJOR sunburn on you-know-who's arms neck and legs. Maybe more info on this subject than needed.<br />
    <br />
    I'll post all the pix and names of the Musketeers loaded here on the BAC site.<br />
    <br />
    I'm heading out tomorrow O-dark-30 for a week in Terre Haute Indiana for work, but I'll get all this stuff done out there...<br />
    <br />
    CU up there!<br />
    <br />
    Bill Howard<br />
    BeechSportBill<br />
    N1927W 1973 Sport 150<br />
    Beech Aero Club NorthWest Region Director
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