Along came John in Blackbart. Then, Don showed up in the Skybolt. He's going to do an aerobatic show for his class reunion on Saturday the 4th. Yes, I ate it. One day early. Beat the deadline, having ripe tomatoes before July 4th. Oooh, yum! Volunteer sunflower, from winter birdseed. Only about 8 inches tall, all by itself out back of the house, braving all that construction, ongoing roofing/building project.
They'll get one, too! Watch out, they're doing the yearly survey of crops, and it ain't corn fields. Ben and Zack flew twice today, the Sport and the Luscombe. Nice wheel landing. Don't ya just love those squeaks?
Back to Boonville, pick up passenger, shoot corn fields, then bust clouds. Josh really enjoyed this flight. He's the son of the guy I took up last week. Josh helps in the ag consulting business by slogging about in the corn fields, checking progress. Big feet, so they have to remove boots to keep from kicking the cameras. Lloyd's packed and ready to head for Marshall in the motor home. Randy will fly the Ag Husky to Marshall from Iowa, and they will work there for the next few weeks, then move on to the corn in central Iowa.
Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri... refueled in Nevada (Missouri). Battery dead. Replaced. Back to the skies, shot a few more quarries, then home. Six hours in the plane, and it was bumpy. Ben and Rhonda landed in the Sport about an hour after I got home. His landing was prettier than mine.
Visitors. We discussed getting a snarling MU Tiger decal to paste near the Jayhawk. Niiiice airplane. Line boy greets me after a short flight from Mansfield. Going to Tulsa tomorrow. Notice the niiiiice roof on the hangar to the left. I stuck the camera out the little window and didn't frame up the picture, just snapped away, that's why it's all a-kilter, sort of like the landing... niiiiiice crosswind.