other trips Mighty
On Labor Day weekend I
had to work briefly on Saturday morning, and all day on Labor Day, but
still wanted to get out of town for a while. So after working a bit early
Saturday morning, I was on the road heading west out of Olathe, KS a bit
Labor Day Weekend, 2005
The first and main
stop for the day was the McPherson Airport where my friends Roger "Pinky"
Tener and John "Hooter" Myers were narrating the combination fly in and
Aside from seeing Roger
and Pinky, as well as Nam Myers and Charlie McCue, my favorite parts of
When Pigs Fly were the many BBQ samples brought to the announcer's tent
and the blue grass music played by the Wheatland Old Timers, a pick up
band made up of men who have played together occasionally for many years.
Wheatland Old Timers - Charlie McCue
operating the sound mixing at the right
Nan Myers of Plane Talk Airshows
"Star Tracker" mobile observatory
built by Jim Sheets from McPherson,
Kansas on a 1976 Ford Econoline
Ambulance chassis with
a 6' fiberglass dome.
The mobile observatory's pier
mounted Celestron C-11 telescope can be removed from the
Star Tracker vehicle and placed
on a tripod to reduce the vibration from the vehicle.
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by Keith Stokes