As a life-long pilot, flying to Carl is as natural as driving a car for most of us; maybe more natural and safe given the level of training and concentrated practice he's had vs. the average distracted driver!
|Lancair IV-P parked at CMH|
Dad was in the process of "test flying" it so naturally hopping in a not-yet-certified aircraft was right in keeping with "how we roll." After landing again, he took off on a gas run to Yahner's airstrip which is literally cut out of the forest behind his house.
Over the next day or two, he would introduce me to a deadstick landing on a grass airstrip in his 1946 Aeronca Champ as well as another trip up to Columbus to drop me off for my flight back to San Diego.
Without further ado, here are videos of each take-off and landing of import. Thanks for the fun and thrills on a short trip, Dad!
|Carl La Rue: Pilot|
ZENITH: CAMBRIDGE TAKE-OFF
ZENITH: YAHNER FARM LANDING
ZENITH: YAHNER FARM TAKE-OFF & FLY-BY
AERONCA: DEAD-STICK LANDING
LANCAIR: CAMBRIDGE TAKE-OFF
LANCAIR: COLUMBUS LANDING