I enjoyed a relaxing afternoon today at the Yakelov Stress Reduction Clinic. The occasion was a birthday for several people who fly at our airport. The weather was A-1 perfect and I took to the air in the Stack Doll with three other Yaks plus a
Gordy is a technician with Teledyne-Brown who works in the field of space systems simulation. He is a retired USAF fighter pilot with two combat tours. He is one of the best pilots I have ever known and I’m proud to call him a friend. Check out these pics that my backseater, Lisa Brungraff, took while we celebrated Gordy’s, et.al. birthdays at America’s finest sport aviation airport—Moontown Airfield, Huntsville, Alabama.
The flight line at the birthday party.
BJ turns on his airshow smoke just before oulling out. This was a missing (wo)man formation in honor of our dear friend, Emily Dover, killed last year in the crash of a Cessna.
Steve Brown in the lead. BJ "Buzz Job" Kennamore in his green Nanchang and Gordy in his white Yak.
My back-seater and photographer, Lisa. She designs helicopters for Sikorsky. (There's some real wierdos in Huntsville.) Notice the formation of Cessnas behind her. Everybody got in on the act.Steve Brown straps his better half, Peggy, into his rear
cockpitfor for her first flight in the plane he spent two years restoring.
That first flight was the lead ship in the missing man formation.
This is a file video from a while back, but it's an accurate
idea of the birthday party celebrations.