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Triple Tree Aerodrome (SC00) 2014 Flyin

 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:04 am    Post subject: Triple Tree Aerodrome (SC00) 2014 Flyin Reply with quote

OK, I'm a lazy bugger. I did a full trip report on this year's flyin at the Triple Tree Aerodrome (SC00) over at the backcountrypilot.org website. Rather than re-write my whole post here, I'm just going to post a link to that discussion. I did fly my Maule (MX7-180C) to the event and I parked next to a pristine MXT-7-180. It was a fabulous trip and I HIGHLY recommend adding this to your bucket list if you haven't been to this magnificent destination already!

https://www.backcountrypilot.org/community/forum/latest/triple-tree-aerodrome-15889
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What was the little red/white, low wing, retractable tail dragger? Is that a Globe Swift? Pretty place. A C-46 and a P-51! Life is good!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were a bunch of Globe Swifts there, and most were highly modified with sliding canopies, sticks and bigger engines. They still don't have much room, or useful load, but they are good looking!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always like the little Swifts. I'd love to have one to play with.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They say with right engine prop combo, they're like miniature P-51's... Yes, they are a fine looking little airplanes!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I flew my MX-7-180 down to Triple Tree on Saturday for the afternoon. One of the volunteers said that there were about 500 airplanes there - a bit down from the 800 last year due to the variable weather. They published new Oshkosh-like approach procedures but two yo-yos ignored them when I was arriving and cut in front of me.

Hot, humid and I had to dodge thunderstorms over the mountains on the way back but it was fun to see all the cool airplanes. I think they were selling P-51 rides for about $700/20 minutes.

I wish they had the event in the cooler Fall weather. It would be more enjoyable and weather would be better.
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