Monday, September 7, 2009

A Day At The Hanger- 2009


A glorious day arrived just in time for the Day at the Hangar event hosted by CTCC members. Ken and Polly Kresmery! I like to think of this fun-filled outing as Planes, Trains and Automobiles, (2 out 3 ain't bad!), as it provides something for everyone!

Photo- Larry Johnson's Cessna 172

By about noon, the serving table became the center of activity, as Ken handed out an ear of delicious sweet com to each guest. The corn was done to perfection on a charcoal grill. Brats were first, followed by a seemingly endless variety of food items that were supplied by the invited guests. Desserts included several choices of soft-serve ice cream, in addition to (donated) cookies, brownies, etc.

The skies were clear, providing perfect flying conditions for the many pilots who were constantly taking off and landing in a wide variety of aircraft. A visiting Warbird plane (WWII-era) pilot added still another attraction to the day's aerial show, as his plane's radial engine growled that powerful, distinctive roar on take-off!

Later on in the afternoon, all eyes turned skyward as a sailplane glided silently overhead. The pilot circled and landed a considerable distance away from us, so we were not able to determine any details for this "added-attraction" to the Kresmery Air Show and Flying Circus!

CTCC members on-the-scene: Rudy & Janet Budach, Bert Eisenhour, Gordon Gluff, Larry Johnson & Sue L'Hommedieu, Steve Kovacic, Ed Levin & Rose Kovetenko, Dan Mrozek, Perry & Cindy O'Kano, Lloyd & Joan Schellin, Bill & Bonnie Thelen, Len & Irene Vinyard, Bill & Liz Werth and Jim Wilson.

If there were a Long Distance Award, the undisputed winner would have been member Steve Kovacic, who resides in Prescott Valley, ARIZONA! The High Altitude Award would have belonged to Larry Johnson, who piloted his beautiful Cessna 172 to Poplar Grove!

CTCC extends a resounding THANKS to Ken and Polly for inviting our membership to this year's event!
Bert Eisenhour- Editor

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