Monday, September 25, 2017

Lee's Summit KR Gathering

The annual KR gathering was held at Lee's Summit KXLT in 2017.  This is just south east of Kansas City.

 811MS it was a nice flight out, I was testing the autopilot for some interesting things to do in the plane, but once I got it working there was even less to do...
 A calm cool 4 hours take off to landing.

 I got lucky flying in as the main runway was closed and the wind was high. for over the last 30 minutes the wind shifted from 90 degree cross wind to a 5 degree, so landing was easy.

Mike the proud owner/builder of 236MS just certified days before the gathering.

One of the local EAA members picked all local beers for the events.

 The trip home was a different story.  There was a front I had to cross.  bad weather spanning from Mexico to Canada, not really any way to fly around it.  I flew to Hays Nebraska which was as close as I could get without flying through.
 After waiting for weather to improve and meeting several other pilots with the same issue (two coming from a Bonanza gathering).  I filed IFR and I was ahead of one of the Bonanzas who eventually passed me on his way to KFTR.
I was routed to 12L RNAV and the clouds dropped and I was re-routed to 30R ILS.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Boomerpalooza V

 Boomer's office.

Everyone's happy getting ready for the festival!!!
And the huge tent.  I don't think anyone was interested in it until the rain started, but that is hours away.
Some new pig roasters compliments of American HotBox Iowa City.
Some Ribs for the workers...
The Air Show has everyone's attention

Things looked pretty cleaned up in the aftermath.
But as always the picture of the randoms!   I'm pretty sure that is pig livers and bacon, but who knows...
This year we had a brewery tour the day after.  Just a guy with a bus, and a bunch of friends!

Nice Hat!

Nicole and Tim came out for some fun, staying on the boomerpalooza property!

 And we met some pilots heading home from the Reno air races that also were waiting on the fog to clear.  But we got home (Maybe a day late).

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Boulder tour de brew

 Just some biking and some beers!
and some wine.

Sts. Peter & Paul 14th Annual Greek Festival

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Iron Butt

The IronButt organization has several different qualifying rides.  We set out to do the Saddle Soar.  1000 miles in 24 hours.  Documentation to prove it.
 Here we go!  3:25 am

4:15 official start time!

Salt Lake City
And a well deserved Lunch!
I think someone was bored on the road!

 Frisco.  Things get a little crazy after 950 miles...

 The End

 Official end time 22:48.

I've done this before but instead of fighting the heat the whole way I was racing to beat the snowstorm as I headed from Thousand Oaks, CA to home in Denver, CO.