There is nothing finer than a bunch of tailwheel airplanes getting together. This past weekend, our home airport (KIIB) hosted the first annual “Tailwheel Fly-In”, which also featured a pancake breakfast. And, yes, our tricycle gear friends were more than welcome, and several attended!
The weather was decent for this type of event, but the winds were a little tricky for tailwheel aircraft/pilots. Our runway at Indepedence is a north/south runway (36-18), but the winds were blowing from the east and gusting to near 20 mph all morning long. Certainly a challenge, but not impossible. Our little Pacer was safely on the ground, though, as it was above our normal limits for a direct crosswind.
Because of the weather (cold and windy), Amber and Flynn stayed home, so this was a solo mission. I ended up helping park airplanes, which worked out fine because I didn’t want to fly due to the wind conditions mentioned above.
The beauty of any fly-in is the variety of aircraft that show up. This day, it was everything from a simple Aeronca Champ to a large-and-in-charge Cessna 195 and the ultra-slick RV series of aircraft.
The fly-in finished up around noon and we packed things up as well as put the Pacer away. It was a good day at the airport.
Enough said… enjoy some photos from the day!